ANGOLA, IN - Authorities in Steuben County are investigating a hit and run accident where two juveniles were injured.
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office says the personal injury vehicle crash occurred in the 1500 block of West County Road 275 North in Steuben County’s rural Pleasant Township.
Authorities say on Saturday, October 1st, at approximately 8:55 PM, the Steuben County Sheriff's 911 received a report of a vehicle crash in which two pedestrians were injured. Upon the arrival of Sheriff’s Deputies, two juveniles were located near the roadway with significant injuries.
One 12-year-old male juvenile, was transported to Cameron Memorial Community Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. A second 13 year old male juvenile was initially transported to Cameron Hospital, then flown to Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne for treatment of injuries.
The 13 year old juvenile was listed in grave condition on Sunday.
The names of the victims are being withheld by the Sheriff's Office at this time in order to give the families involved ample time to make all necessary notifications.
An initial crash scene investigation revealed that an unknown vehicle was traveling eastbound on County Road 275 North and struck the juveniles whom were walking along the roadway. The vehicle, and driver, involved in the crash left the scene before the arrival of first responders.
This incident remains under investigation by Sheriff’s Office Detectives.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 260-668-4646 or Steuben County Crime Stoppers at 260-668-STOP.
Assisting the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office were the Angola City Police Department, Angola Fire Department, Steuben County EMS, and Parkview Samaritan Helicopter.
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