Single-vehicle crash on Indiana Toll Road claims life

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(Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC)

One person lost their life in a fiery crash on the Indiana Toll Road in Elkhart County.

It was around 4:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, when troopers with the Indiana State Police Toll Road Post responded to calls of a car that had crashed into a bridge and caught on fire on the Indiana Toll Road near the 99 mile marker. This is approximately two miles west of the Bristol Exit.

The preliminary investigation indicates that a blue passenger car was traveling eastbound when it left the road, striking crash barrels and then the concrete bridge abutment for the County Road 23 overpass.

The collision caused the car to catch on fire and become fully engulfed. The driver of the car was not able to get out of the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers and the Elkhart County Coroner’s Office are attempting to determine the identity of the driver so family notification can be made.

The eastbound passing lane was blocked for the crash investigation and to remove the vehicle.

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