Rolling Prairie - A LaPorte County Sheriff’s officer was injured in a car crash late Friday night.
The accident happened just after 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of US 20 and CR 450 East in Rolling Prairie.
According to a statement issued by the Sheriff’s department Saturday morning, Captain Andy Hynek was westbound on 20 when a semi-truck pulled into his path. Hynek, who complained of pain to the right side of his body, was extricated from his mangled patrol car and airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. He was released from the hospital a few hours later. Authorities did not elaborate on the extent or severity of his injuries.
The truck driver, 50-year-old James Futch of Dallas, Texas was uninjured. He was cited for failure to yield. A toxicology report is pending, but alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.
US 20 was closed for several hours overnight during the investigation.