HUNTINGTON CO., Ind. (WANE) – The Huntington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a head-on crash that left two people dead.
It happened just before midnight on Monday on County Road 900 North near 4924 East. That’s east of US 24 and Roanoke.
The Huntington County Coroner’s Office said Mohamed Najed, 37, of Fort Wayne was driving a 2008 Honda Accord in the eastbound lanes and for an unknown reason started traveling in the westbound lanes. The driver of a 2013 Dodge Ram pickup already traveling in the westbound lane – Robert G. Howey, 49, of Huntington – attempted to avoid the other vehicle, but collided.
The collision caused both vehicles to stop in the eastbound lanes. One of the vehicles was forced against a railroad overpass wall, the other vehicle overturned and landed on its top.
Both of the drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said Najed was pinned in the vehicle and had to be pulled out by first responders; Howey was not wearing a seatbelt.
The crash remains under investigation.