FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – One person was killed and another badly injured following an early Friday morning crash on State Road 37 near North County Line Road in the northeast corner of Allen County.
The crash happened around 5:00 a.m.
According to the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, a driver in a sport utility vehicle was heading north on State Road 37 when – for an unknown reason – the SUV went off of the road. The vehicle hit a bridge embankment and went airborne.
When the SUV landed it caught on fire, according to a sheriff’s media release. The driver was able to get out. He suffered severe injuries and was taken to the hospital.
The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, sheriff’s officials said. His identity has yet to be released.
The SUV was removed from a ditch where it crashed around 8:40 a.m.
The crash remains under investigation by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and the Allen County Coroner.