Marijuana suspected as factor in Steuben County crash

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police believe marijuana may be a factor in a 16-year-old Michigan boy crashing his Jeep into the wall of the Toll Road overpass on Friday.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department released the following:

On 07/02/2021 just be for 2:00 pm, Steuben County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of SR 120 and CR 100 E west of Fremont in rural Jamestown Township for a report of a vehicle crash involving an SUV. Initial crash investigation determined that 16 year old Brady M. Hull of Reading, MI was traveling eastbound on SR 120 in a silver 2012 Jeep Liberty at a high rate of speed. As Hull was approaching the intersection of CR 100 E, Hull’s vehicle left the south side of the roadway for an unknown reason before colliding with the concrete structure of the I-80/90 Bridge spanning over SR 120. Hull suffered serious injuries to his lower extremities and was transported to a Fort Wayne area hospital in critical condition. Hull was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash but airbags did deploy. The roadway was dry and the weather was clear when the crash occurred and Marijuana is believed to be a factor. The accident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. Assisting the Sheriff’s Office at the scene were Fremont Police, Fremont Fire Rescue, Steuben County EMS, and the Indiana State Police.