One person has died after crashing into a building, which then caught on fire, early Wednesday morning.
First responders were called to the intersection of Ash and Vistula roads just after 2 a.m., where police say they received reports of a car crashing into Midway Marina.
At the scene, police found both the car and building on fire. ABC 57 News reports a first responder attempted to break the car’s driver’s side window, but couldn’t due to the flames.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The officer who attempted to save the driver was transported to a local hospital for hand injuries obtained from the flames. They were then released.
Witness reports say the crash happened after the car was seen traveling at a high rate of speed.
The victim has not been identified, though police report the car is registered to a South Bend man.
This is an ongoing story, and we’ll provide updates as they become available.