COLUMBIA CITY â€” A pair of crashes in Whitley County sent 5 people to the hospital.
On Hartman Road, east of Columbia City, two men were hurt after their vehicle caught on fire from a crash at 4:51 a.m. Saturday.
Troy Adams, 29, of Columbia City, and Wesley Crowell, 33, also of Columbia City, were found lying on the side of Hartman Road with their vehicle, a recently purchased Dodge Challenger, fully engulfed in flames.
Live power lines were down and a utility pole was also on fire.
According to a case report, Adams and Crowell remember seeing the intersection at Hartman Road and County Road 300 East â€” but donâ€™t remember anything else until waking up with the car on fire, needing to get out.
Adams was charged by Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Brandon Smith for operating while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury, disregarding a stop sign and operating as a habitual traffic offender â€” a case report was submitted to the Whitley County Prosecutorâ€™s Office Monday morning.
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