Man sent to the hospital after flipping car in C.R. 46 ditch

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- According to the Elkhart County Sheriff's Office, one man has been sent to the hospital after his Lincoln MKX rolled several hundred feet before coming to rest in a ditch off C.R. 46 in Elkhart County on Monday afternoon.

A call reporting the crash came in around 3:05 p.m. and responding ECSO deputies located 36-year-old Mark Simmons on Syracuse, Ind. in his wrecked 2013 Lincoln MKX.

An investigation revealed that Simmons was heading east on C.R. 46 near the intersection of C.R. 15 when he attempted to pass a slow-moving vehicle in front of him.

As soon as he made the move to pass, the car in front of Simmons also moved into the lefthand lane to pass a horse-drawn buggy just in front of it.

"[Simmons] did not have enough time to slow down or move back into the lane without striking another vehicle and swerved to avoid a crash," the ECSO said. [The Lincoln] drove off the roadway to the north, driving several hundred feet into a ditch before flipping over, and then rolling back down right side up."

Simmons was sent to the hospital with reports of "all over pain."

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