SEVERE WX : Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

2 rescued from crash in northern Indiana

Generic Ambulance 01
Generic Ambulance 01

Two people were rescued Tuesday morning after being trapped inside a crashed car in a northern Indiana ditch, authorities said.

Posted: Jan 5, 2021 1:03 PM
Updated: Jan 5, 2021 3:01 PM

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Two people were rescued Tuesday morning after being trapped inside a crashed car in a northern Indiana ditch, authorities said.

Hunters discovered the crash around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

The occupants likely were trapped for less than 24 hours, the release said. The property owner believes the vehicle likely crashed after dark Monday and missed a curve while driving down a dirt lane.

The occupants of the vehicle said they were not sure when they crashed or how long they had been trapped, the release said.

The female driver suffered from several injuries, including a possible broken foot, it said. The male passenger suffered from multiple unknown injuries. Both were hospitalized.

The two were found conscious and alert, responders at the scene said.

Kathie Dhuivetter, who lives nearby, said a sand pit and pond are located near the spot where the car slid off the road.

“If they had went any further, they probably would have just drowned,” she told the South Bend Tribune.

Lafayette
Partly Cloudy
31° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 23°
Kokomo
Partly Cloudy
27° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 18°
Rensselaer
Partly Cloudy
30° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 23°
Lafayette
Mostly Cloudy
31° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 23°
Danville
Mostly Cloudy
30° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 22°
Frankfort
Cloudy
28° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 18°
Frankfort
Cloudy
28° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 18°
Monticello
Partly Cloudy
28° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 21°
Monticello
Partly Cloudy
28° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 21°
Logansport
Partly Cloudy
28° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 23°
Active Start To The Work Week
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 611039

Reported Deaths: 9716
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion844351336
Lake45508685
Allen32891552
Hamilton29546315
St. Joseph27449381
Elkhart24440345
Vanderburgh19513250
Tippecanoe18043140
Johnson15140295
Porter14865169
Hendricks14440248
Madison11009222
Vigo10769181
Clark10731144
Monroe9424113
Delaware9152134
LaPorte9103164
Howard8268144
Kosciusko808983
Warrick676599
Hancock6741104
Bartholomew6523100
Floyd6469110
Wayne6157162
Grant6011116
Dubois556980
Boone554668
Morgan545795
Henry509764
Marshall505384
Cass485264
Dearborn483245
Noble474059
Jackson426747
Shelby419581
Lawrence392980
Clinton374243
Gibson372559
Harrison350945
DeKalb348264
Montgomery346554
Knox335839
Miami323044
Steuben314545
Whitley309726
Wabash304551
Adams302136
Ripley300046
Putnam297850
Huntington293159
Jasper290534
White274143
Daviess271274
Jefferson264738
Decatur248983
Fayette247848
Greene241162
Posey240328
Wells236451
LaGrange229662
Scott225739
Clay223532
Randolph214948
Jennings199336
Sullivan192933
Spencer192422
Washington187523
Fountain184627
Starke175643
Jay168223
Owen166837
Fulton164230
Orange160835
Carroll159115
Rush155818
Perry155229
Vermillion149334
Franklin149033
Tipton133033
Parke13088
Pike118226
Blackford111422
Pulaski97337
Newton91721
Brown88235
Benton86910
Crawford8069
Martin74413
Warren6857
Switzerland6665
Union6287
Ohio4957
Unassigned0376

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events