Auburn Man Arrested In Connection With Two Vehicle Crash
Monday, June 3, 2024

(STEUBEN COUNTY) – A man has been arrested in connection with a two vehicle crash.

Steuben County Chief Deputy Sheriff Michael Meeks says deputies were sent out at 11:30 AM on June 1 for a two vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road 400 West and County Road 700 South. Initial reports indicated that one of the drivers fled the scene on foot.

Deputies arrived and found two vehicles with heavy collision damage.

The investigation determined that a white Dodge Ram 1500 pick up, driven by 30 year old Andrew Lundgren of Angola, was heading south on County Road 400 West, approaching the intersection of County Road 700 South. As Lundgren entered the intersection, a white Ford Mustang turned left onto County Road 700 South and into the path of the pick up.

The vehicles collided, and the driver of the Mustang ran away from the scene.

Meeks says deputies searched the area for the driver of the car, but were unsuccessful. They were able to identify the owner of the car as 23 year old Colton Taylor of Auburn, but were not sure if he had been driving the car when the accident happened.

Sometime after the crash, Deputies discovered that Taylor had been arrested in Auburn on an unrelated arrest warrant. During an interview with Sheriff’s Detectives, Taylor said he had been the driver of the car at the time of the crash.

The case is still being investigated and criminal charges are being sought.

The Indiana State Police assisted Deputies at the scene.