Police: Cellphone blamed in fatal crash

Car left road, flipped several times

JENNINGS COUNTY, Ind. - A North Vernon man was killed in a crash Wednesday afternoon and police said a cellphone is to blame.

Steven Litzy, 24, was traveling southbound on State Road 7 at around 4:30 p.m. in Jennings County.

Officers with the Indiana State Police said his car went off the road and struck a drainage ditch before it flipped several times.

Litzy was trapped in the vehicle and had to be removed by firefighters, police said.

He was taken to Jennings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The preliminary investigation showed that Litzy may have been distracted by his cellphone, police said.

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