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Man hospitalized following rear-end collision in Elkhart County

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – One man is recovering after police say he slammed into a car windshield.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. on Monday at the intersection of County Road 17 and County Road 20 in Elkhart County, about five miles north of Goshen.

Deputies say 36-year-old Vernon Helmuth pulled over to the shoulder of the road after his tires went flat and that's when 29-year-old Anthony Rodriguez rear-ended him.

Rodriguez was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown into his windshield.

Officers say he had cuts to his head and face.  

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