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Fort Wayne man injured while evading DeKalb County police

A suspected drunken driver who was fleeing a DeKalb County deputy Sunday crashed and was airlifted to a local hospital after sustaining multiple injuries.

According to a statement from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, Jeremy Adang, 35, of Fort Wayne, was driving north on Interstate 69, near Exit 340, at 12:35 a.m. and ignored the attempts of a DeKalb County deputy to pull him over. Adang was driving a 2001 Hyundai and had been identified as a possible intoxicated driver.

After failing to yield to the deputy's emergency lights, Adang exited the interstate, driving east and turning south onto County Road 31, increasing his speed on the gravel road, according to police.

As he approached the intersection at County Road 4, Adang lost control and crashed into two parked vehicles in the driveway of a nearby residence.

Adang was ejected from the vehicle and suffered a fracture to his neck and back, head lacerations and multiple abrasions, according to a report from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department. He was flown by Samaritan helicopter to Parkview Regional Medical Center. No further information was available from the hospital.

Both Adang's vehicle and a 1999 Grand Marquis in the driveway were totaled. A 2003 Ford Ranger pickup, also parked in the driveway, sustained damages of $5,000 to $10,000, according to the report.

Charges are pending.

DeKalb County Police were assisted by Ashley and Hudson Police, Indiana State Police, DeKalb EMS and the Ashley Fire Rescue.

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