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Elkhart County Sheriff Department Chief Brad Simkins inspects a car Saturday, March 9, 2013, just north of the intersection at Keltner Road and Penwell Avenue in Elkhart. Two people were transported to the hospital, one by helicopter. An Elkhart Memorial High School student ID card was seen inside the car. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Elkhart County Sheriff Department Chief Brad Simkins inspects a car Saturday, March 9, 2013, just north of the intersection at Keltner Road and Penwell Avenue in Elkhart. Two people were transported to the hospital, one by helicopter. An Elkhart Memorial High School student ID card was seen inside the car. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)
One airlifted to hospital after car hit tree in Elkhart

Posted on March 9, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

ELKHART — Two Elkhart teenagers were injured in a one-car accident on Keltner Road just north of Penwell when a car left the roadway and hit a tree about 5:10 p.m. Saturday, March 9.

The driver of the vehicle, 16-year-old Martin Olais, was taken to the hospital for treatment of a broken femur.

A Medevac helicopter landed in the area on the city’s southeast side and flew Olais’ passenger, 16-year-old Marcus Fernandez, to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for pain in his arm and abdomen.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the accident.