PORTER TOWNSHIP (WKZO) -- Cass County deputies suspect alcohol was involved when a man swerved to miss a deer and hit several trees instead late Friday night in Porter Township.
They say 53-year-old Michael Dudkiewicz was headed north on Baldwin Prairie Road when a deer bounded out in the roadway, sending him into a grove of trees.
His son, 24-year-old James Dudkiewicz was also injured.
The two were first transported to their home by a friend.
That’s where they called for assistance and were transported by ambulance to Elkhart General.
Their conditions were not released.
Seat belts were used and that may have prevented more serious injuries.