Authorities Suspect Alcohol in Single Jeep Crash
By: Sheila McCrea - Monday, August 10, 2020

DEKALB COUNTY, IN - Area Authorities are investigating a crash that injured a man and child. The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. Friday night.

According to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department the accident occurred in the 1600 block of County Road 14. Investigators say 37-year-old Nicholas Martz was traveling eastbound on County Road 14, and for unknown reason he crossed and the left the roadway.

Martz's Jeep then went up a ditch bank hitting a tree, before coming to a rest on its top.

An eight year old was in the Jeep at the time. He suffered minor injuries.

Medics flew Martz to a hospital via Samaritan with head and chest injuries. No other information was made available about his condition.

Police said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

The incident remains under investigation.


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