Police Believe Alcohol A Factor In Fatal Hoagland Road Crash

By Ian Hoover - 21Alive
By Jake Perrone - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

November 25, 2013 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 12:53 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind (21Alive) -- One person is dead after a single car crash in southeast Allen County last night.

The crash happened at approximately 10:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Hoagland Road. The driver of the vehicle was not wearing a safety belt and was ejected from the vehicle during the accident.

According to the Allen County Police Department the driver was identified as Derek Franz of Monoreville, Ind.

Police are saying that alcohol may have played a factor in the crash with toxicology results pending.

Franz is the 30th traffic fatality for Fort Wayne and Allen County this year. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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