Driver ejected, airlifted to Fort Wayne after crashing truck

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that one man had to be airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital after crashing in Steuben County. ISP officials say that on Sunday, at approximately 5:20 P.M., the Indiana State Police responded to a reported vehicle crash on CR500W north of CR400S, near Hudson in Steuben County. ISP Sgt. Matt Lazoff arrived on the scene at approximately 5:40 pm and observed a single Chevrolet pickup truck rolled over on the east side of the roadway, with extensive damage. An adult male lying in the grass next to the pickup truck was being attended to by EMS personnel and firefighters.

Sgt Lazoff’s preliminary investigation of the crash scene revealed that Mitchell A. Musser, 24, of Hudson, was operating a 2009 Chevrolet pickup truck northbound on CR500W, when for an unknown reason, drove off the roadway twice prior to losing control. After leaving the roadway the second time, the pickup truck went airborne, impacted an earth embankment and rolled over, ejecting Musser in the process.

An inspection of the vehicle’s passenger restraint system confirmed that Musser was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. There were no passengers in the vehicle. Excessive speed is suspected to be a primary factor in this crash. The complete circumstances of the crash remain under investigation.

The extent of Musser’s injuries was unknown, however, he was airlifted from the scene by Parkview Samaritan helicopter and transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. His condition is unknown at this time.