Indiana man wrecks stolen car, says he felt like he was ‘in a dream’

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Joshua Gene Aaron, 35, of Elkhart crashed a stolen Kia soul Thursday night on the Indiana Toll Road | Indiana State Police

A man who crashed a stolen car on the Indiana Toll Road Thursday night told police he felt like he was “in a dream,” according to Indiana State Police.

Joshua Gene Aaron, 35, of Elkhart, was driving a 2014 Kia Soul that had been reported stolen out of Elkhart County at 9:32 p.m.on I-80/90 when he tried to exit into the 3 North Service Plazanear the 55.9 mile marker at a high rate of speed, police said.

Joshua Gene Aaron, 35, of Elkhart crashed a stolen Kia soul Thursday night on the Indiana Toll Road | Indiana State Police

Joshua Gene Aaron, 35, of Elkhart crashed a stolen Kia soul Thursday night on the Indiana Toll Road | Indiana State Police

He drove the Kia off the road, jumped a curb and went airborne into a traffic sign. The Kia then rolled over into the gravel median between gas pumps and the service plaza, police said.

Aaron told responding Trooper Matthew Drudge that he felt like he was “in a dream” at the time of the crash andidentified himself by his brother’s name, Matthew J. Aaron, police said.

Joshua Gene Aaron | La Porte County Sheriff’s Office

Joshua Gene Aaron | La Porte County Sheriff’s Office

He had 12 credit cards belonging to the owner of the Kia in his possession, police said.

Aaron was taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital where he was reportedly unruly and disturbing other patients, police said.

He was then transferred to La Porte County Jail and was charged with vehicle theft, unauthorized control of a motor vehicle, identity deception, theft of property, disorderly conduct, false informing and felony identity deception, police said.

Alcohol or drugs may have been a factor in the crash. Toxicology reports were pending, police said.

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