Elkhart County Police K9 sniffs out man in hiding after fiery crash into home

(Photo supplied/Elkhart County Sheriff's Department)

An Elkhart man is in trouble with the law after Elkhart County Sheriff’s deputies say he crashed into a home, then ran from the scene.

It happened around 4 a.m. on Sunday, Sep. 16.

Police say the suspect, Mario Hernandez-Veyna, 29, was traveling on County Road 13 north of County Road 24 went he off the side of the road, struck a mailbox, a telephone pole and then the home. His vehicle then burst into flames, according to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff’s deputies used a K-9 to help find Hernandez-Veyna hiring in a nearby home, the sheriff’s department reported.

Hernandez-Veyna was taken to Elkhart General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A 48-year-old old man who was a passenger in the vehicle was also taken to the hospital with head injuries.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.


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