A man who allegedly admitted to drug use was taken by ground ambulance to a Toledo hospital after being injured in a rollover crash in Tiffin Sunday afternoon.
The accident at 560 N. Sandusky St. was reported at 12:06 p.m., according to Tiffin Police Department.
Officer Michael Moore said Thie W. Runion, 32, of Tiffin, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Tracker northbound on North Sandusky Street when the vehicle struck a curb and a landscaping boulder.
"The boulder, we believe, went airborne," he said.
Moore said the boulder, located in front of a residence, moved 25 to 30 feet and cracked the driveway when it landed.
After striking the curb and boulder, the vehicle went onto its side. Moore said rescue personnel believe the vehicle went airborne, nosedived into the ground, struck a skinny tree and flipped onto its roof.
Runion first was taken by Tiffin EMS to Mercy Tiffin Hospital and then was taken by ambulance to Toledo. Moore said he did not know to which hospital Runion was taken.
He described Runion's injuries as non-life-threatening.
Moore said Runion admitted he used heroin and took Percocet Saturday afternoon. Drug use could have contributed to the crash, he said.
"He said he fell asleep," he said.
Runion is to be cited with failure to control and failure to wear a seatbelt. Further charges are possible, Moore said.