Kendallville driver injured in DeKalb County crash

A Kendallville driver was injured when her vehicle crossed both lanes of Indiana 3 traffic and came to rest in some trees, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department. (Photo courtesy of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department)

A Kendallville woman suffered a broken back in a crash after she lost consciousness and the pickup she was driving Tuesday morning crossed Indiana 3 and came to rest in a wooded area in LaOtto, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department.

Witnesses told police they saw the driver, identified by police as Lois S. Williamson, 50, driving a Chevrolet Silverado 2500 at 11:41 a.m. in the northbound passing lane of County Road 3 near County Road 70, according to a news release from Chief Deputy Nicholas Grate.

The witnesses said they saw Williamson slump over while driving before the truck crossed the grass median into the southbound lanes of travel on Indiana 3, according to Grate. The truck crossed both lanes of southbound travel and down a steep embankment before it entered a wooded area where it struck several trees and came to rest in the woods.

Williamson was wearing her seat belt and the truck’s airbags deployed. Police believe she suffered a seizure that caused her to lose consciousness, according to Grate.

Williamson was taken by DeKalb EMS to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne for treatment. She was later released from the hospital.

The Indiana State Police, Huntertown Fire, Laotto Fire, DeKalb County EMS departments assisted at the scene of the crash.