FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified the man killed in a crash on I-69 Thursday night.
At approximately 7:45 pm The Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 315 mile-marker to a reported motor vehicle accident.
FWPD officials say that 911 Communications was receiving multiple calls advising of a vehicle on it’s top that had struck the center median just North of I-469 in the North Bound Lanes.
Upon officer’s arrival on the scene, they located a single vehicle on its top against the center median and there were three occupants inside the vehicle and it appeared as though the occupants were possibly pinned or trapped inside the overturned vehicle.
Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance paramedics arrived on the scene and began to work at freeing the occupants from the vehicle. Paramedics pronounced an adult male deceased. He has now been identified as John P. Langin, 49, of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Two adult females were freed from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Shortly after arriving at the hospital, one of the female victims was downgraded to having life-threatening Injuries and the other female still was listed with non-life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses on the scene advised that the vehicle was traveling west on I-469 and exited onto the ramp to I-69 northbound and was not able to negotiate the curve and left the roadway and entered into the grassy area before coming back onto I-69. The vehicle overturned and went across all three lanes of the interstate, almost striking at least one other vehicle before hitting the center median.
The Fatal Accident investigators, as well as the Air Support Unit, were called to the scene to investigate the crash. Upon their arrival, they spoke with witnesses, as well and tried to establish any contributing factors that may have caused this accident.
John P. Langin is the first motor vehicle crash fatality in Allen County for 2020. His cause of death was ruled as blunt force trauma due to motor vehicle crash and the manner was ruled accidental.
The northbound lanes of I-69 were re-opened to traffic at 10:20 p.m.
This incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.