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Driver dies in Huntington County crash

HUNTINGTON COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – A 37-year-old Indiana man died in a crash Tuesday evening, police said.

Around 10:20 p.m., Huntington County Officials said Justin Adkins, of Somerset, was driving on County Road 500 West, north of County Road 700 South when his vehicle went off the east side of the road.

Investigators think he overcorrected, and then ended up on the other side of the road before overturning and striking a utility pole.

The coroner’s office says he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt and was partially thrown from his car.

Adkins died from his injuries.

Emergency crews found a dog inside the car and turned the pup over to Animal Care and Control.

Officials say the dog was released to his family members.

Crash investigators believe speed and alcohol are factors in the crash.

Kayla Crandall

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