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An Angola man who police believe fell asleep at the wheel and crashed was airlifted to a local hospital at 6 a.m. Sunday.

Nathan Lee West, 25, was traveling northbound on Interstate 69 in Steuben County, when his 2009 Jeep Liberty traveled off the east side of the road and down into a culvert before it struck a sign and hit a concrete wall, according to Indiana State Police.

West, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, suffered a broken right leg as well a head injury and was transported via Samaritan to Parkview Regional Medical Center.

The crash remains under investigation.