A Winamac man was arrested Friday after reportedly causing an injury accident in Pulaski County.
At 7:45 p.m. ET Thursday night, a head-on crash was reported to Pulaski County dispatch on County Road 300 West south of County Road 250 North. Witnesses and forensic evidence proved that 39-year-old Jennifer Keller was struck head-on after a vehicle driven by Joey Allen Frinkel, 28, was traveling sideways and in Keller’s path of travel. Keller and her 16-year-old son were taken to Pulaski Memorial Hospital after receiving minor injuries in the accident. A passenger in Frinkel’s vehicle was taken to Pulaski Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne and is listed in critical condition.
Frinkel fled the scene and not immediately apprehended.
Pulaski County authorities were contacted Friday morning that Frinkel checked into the St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Room in Plymouth for injuries he sustained in the accident. He was taken into custody and booked into the Pulaski County Jail on preliminary charges of Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Crash and Operating a Vehicle While Never Receiving a License.