ROANOKE, Ind. (WFFT) — One person is dead after a highway crash that occurred early Wednesday afternoon in southern Allen County.
At about 12:05 p.m., the Indiana State Police were called to Interstate 69 near the northbound area of the 294 mile marker regarding a vehicle that drove off the road.
Troopers said this area is about two miles south of the Fort Wayne General Motors Plant.
First repsonders arrived to the area they said a Toyota SUV was found off the road, with the adult man who was driving inside.
Medics said the man was declared dead at the scene.
ISP says an initial investigation found no evidence that the driver way trying to swerve out of the way of something or braking as the Toyota left the road heaging to the right shoulder.
Witnesses told police that there were no other vehicles near the Toyota prior to it leaving the road.
After running off the road, ISP says the Toyota ran through the wire fence bordering the interstate berm to the east, and continued until crashing into a wooded area, where it came to rest.
Investigators said the driver was wearing a seatbelt, and the SUV's airbags deployed.
Officers say they have not yet been able to notify next of kin at the time of release.
An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning by the Allen County Coroner's Office.
This crash remains under investigation.