Investigators now say they’re pretty sure that it was a combination of alcohol and speed that lead to a rollover crash Sunday night that left a man from Angola critically injured.
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department says it was just after 11 p.m. when 30 year old Joseph E. Glenn of Angola, driving a Ford Ranger north on State Road 827 south of Fremont, failed to negotiate a curve near Lakeside Cemetery and went off the road. Glenn’s truck then came back onto the road, slid sideways, and went back off the road a second time. It then hit an embankment and rolled several times. Fremont firefighters had to extricate Glenn from his vehicle.
He was airlifted to Parkview Hospital with a fractured shoulder and ribs, where at last report, he was listed in critical condition.
Investigators on Tuesday said they believe Glenn was wearing a seatbelt, but they also believe speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the crash, which is still under investigation today.