Deputies search for driver who crashed car, stole golf cart

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LEBANON, Ind. (WISH) — Officers who responded to a crash in Lebanon are trying to find a driver — and figure out why he ran from his overturned car, stole a golf cart and disappeared.

Deputies with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office responded to northbound U.S. 52 around 1 p.m. Friday on a report of an overturned car with entrapment. The tan Lincoln Continental was traveling in the southbound lanes when it crossed the median, went through northbound traffic and flipped into a ditch, the sheriff’s office said.

No one was in the car, but witnesses told deputies a man with long, dark hair wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt had gotten out of the car and run north. Another person told authorities he had declined to give a ride to a man with the same description, the sheriff’s office said. 

At some point, the man stole a golf cart from nearby Trophy Club golf course then “ditched it” north of the crash, according to the sheriff’s office. 

Police dogs and a National Guard helicopter searched the area Friday to find the man, but they were not successful, the sheriff’s office said.

The crash remained under investigation Friday. Anyone with information about the crash or the driver is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at tips@co.boone.in.us.

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