ROANOKE, Ind. (WFFT) — The Huntington County coroner has identified the man who was killed in a Monday afternoon crash.
The victim was identified as 82-year-old Leonard M. Sieradski of Fort Wayne.
The fatal crash took place at the intersection of Locust Drive and U.S. Highway 24 East in Roanoke just before 4 p.m.
Huntington county deputies said Sieradski was driving a Ford Ranger pickup truck that failed to yield and pulled into the path of a southbound Ford Fusion.
Deputies said the impact caused both vehicles to leave the road and come to rest in the median.
They said Sieradski's truck rolled onto its side, and he and a female passenger were trapped in the truck until the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department was able to pull them out.
The coroner said Sieradski, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The coroner determined his cause of death to be multiple blunt force traumatic injuries and his death was ruled an accident.
The status of the female passenger, who was airlifted to a Fort Wayne area hospital for her injuries is unknown at this time.
The female driver of the Ford Fusion and the child who was also in the car were also transported to a Fort Wayne area hospital.
This crash remains under investigation by authorities in Huntington County.