Driver dead after vehicle hits sign structure near I-69

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A driver has died after a vehicle hit an overhead sign gantry near Interstate 69 Monday morning.

Police and medics were called around 9 a.m. to Interstate 69 at the Lafayette Center Road interchange, near the General Motors plant, on a report of a crash with injuries.

The crash happened on the ramp from eastbound Lafayette Center to northbound I-69. There, a vehicle was off the shoulder.

According to the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, the vehicle was driving along Lafayette Center Road when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle left the roadway and hit an overhead sign gantry.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified Tuesday as Ricky Allen Craig, 42, of Huntington. The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Craig died of multiple blunt force injuries due to a motor vehicle crash and his death was ruled an accident.

No other information was released.

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