Man partially ejected, killed after crashing vehicle into a utility pole in Huntington County

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A man is dead after crashing his vehicle into a utility pole in Huntington County late Tuesday night. 

Emergency crews responded to the crash around 10:19 p.m. after another driver called 911. 

According to the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department, the man, identified as 37-year-old Justin Adkins, was driving north on CR 500 W from CR 700 S at the time of the crash.

Investigators say Adkins overcorrected and went off the road before overturning and hitting the pole. The victim wasn’t wearing his seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle. The Huntington County Coroner says Adkins died at the scene from blunt force traumatic injuries to the head and neck.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Speed and alcohol are considered to be factors in the crash. 

A dog belonging to the victim was found alive inside the vehicle. The dog was turned over to the Huntington County Animal Control Officer and subsequently released to family members.

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