Van Wert County man injured in crash

February 26, 2017 GMT

A Van Wert County man was injured Saturday night in a single-vehicle crash on Ohio 637 near Oakwood, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

Police at Van Wert said Scott W. Rhoades, 46, of Middle Point, was traveling south on the highway near Ohio 613 about 11:15 p.m. when his car went off the left side of the road, re-entered the road, went off the right side and struck a ditch.

Rhoades was flown to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Police said he was wearing an automatic shoulder strap seat belt, but not the lap portion. They said alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.