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Middlebury man, 18, killed in crash on Indiana Toll Road

(Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC)

An 18-year-old man from Middlebury was killed in a crash on the Indiana Toll Road.

The collision happened just before 6 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 near the County Road 10 overpass.

Deputies with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office arrived to find a dark blue 2021 Dodge Ram in the trees.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the pick-up was traveling westbound on the toll road when it ran off the roadway, crashed through the guardrail. The Dodge then rolled and came to a rest in the wooded area where it was found.

The driver was ejected during the crash and pronounced dead at the scene.

Excessive speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors. Police believe the driver was not wearing his seatbelt, according to the Indiana State Police.

The right lane of the Toll Road was closed for crash investigation but reopened at approximately 9 a.m.

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