Motorist Taken to Hospital After Striking House


The driver of a car that hit a house in Koontz Lake late last night was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. It happened at 11:10 p.m. in the 7000 block of State Road 23, according to a news release from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.

Koontz Lake Fire Department First Responders were the first to arrive and found a car had collided with and entered the home. The residence was vacant at the time, and the driver was able to climb out of the car before help arrived. The driver’s name has not been released, and the crash is still under investigation.