Man dead after crashing into ditch

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Allen County Coroner’s Office identified a man who had died after crashing into a ditch Wednesday afternoon.

According to the coroner’s office, Kevin Kirk Heflin Jr, 25, was determined to have died from blunt force trauma due to a motor vehicle crash, the manner of which was an accident.

Officers with the Allen County Sherrif’s Department were dispatched at approximately 5:22 p.m. Wednesday to the 9900 block of US 33, just north of Chase Road, on report of the crash. When officers arrived they found a green Buick in a ditch. An investigation at the scene determined Heflin had left the southbound driving lane of US 33 and traveled approximately 150 yards through a field before landing in the ditch, according to a press release from Allen County Sheriff’s Department.

Heflin was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not known why he left the road.