WELLS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A father was killed and his son, who police estimate to be around 5 years old, suffered critical injuries following a crash in Wells County Tuesday night.
According to Indiana State Police, Derek J. Johnson, 25, was traveling west on County Line Road west of State Road 1 when for an unknown reason, he drove off the road and hit a utility pole. The 1996 Ford Mustang rolled multiple times and the young boy was ejected. Johnson, who was wearing his seat belt,suffered severe internal injuries and was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital where he was later pronounced dead..
The young boy was also airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital where he was last known to be in critical condition.
Police closed the road for several hours Tuesday night due to a large number of emergency vehicles in the area.
The crash is under investigation.