Motorist Injured in Crash at Elmwood Golf Course
No charges have been filed yet, but police are still investigating a crash at Elmwood Golf Course Thursday night that left a motorist with serious and life-threatening injuries.
30-year old Joshua Ray Kentzelman was not wearing a seat belt and smelled of alcohol when police arrived. A witness says Kentzelman was driving an estimated 50 miles an hour north on Kiwanis, through the stop light on West Russell, before crashing into a storage building.
Kentzelman broke his right ankle, right leg, left arm and fractured his skull. Police suspect alcohol was a factor, though they also found a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle as well.
No charges have been filed yet and no one else was injured thankfully. Kentzelman remains hospitalized with the serious injuries
Lieutenant Troy Lubbers says police were called around 8:30pm to a report of a vehicle-building crash with extrication needed.
They learned a northbound SUV on Kiwanis Avenue had run the red light at Russell Street, crossed the parking lot and struck a concrete block storage building at the golf course.
The 31-year-old driver had to be extricated from the vehicle, and police say speed and alcohol were both factors in the crash.