A Hoagland man who died from his injuries after a rollover crash on Interstate 469 on Sunday has been identified.
Christopher Noll Carmin, 29, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected during the crash, the Allen County Coroner’s Office said in a statement issued Monday.
His death has been ruled an accident, and it is Fort Wayne and the county’s 26th traffic fatality of 2012.
The one-vehicle rollover crash on in New Haven also left a woman and two children badly injured, police said Sunday.
Witnesses told police the Chevrolet Blazer was traveling north on I-469, north of U.S. 30, when it appeared to lose control, New Haven police spokesman officer Scott Adam said.
Adam said the vehicle moved from the left lane to the right lane, went off the road and rolled several times. It came to rest upside down at the bottom of a long, steep embankment.
First responders were dispatched about 3:45 p.m. At the scene, they found Christopher Carmin had been ejected.
A woman was outside the vehicle and two young children were trapped inside, Adam said.
One child was quickly removed from the Blazer. It took 27 minutes for firefighters to extricate the second child, Adam said.
The four were taken by helicopters to a local hospital. One child was in critical condition. The woman and the other child were in serious condition. Christopher Carmin died after arriving at the hospital, Adam said.
The names of the three survivors were not immediately released.
Adam said Sunday that a mechanical problem might have caused the crash, which remains under investigation.
The northbound lanes of I-469 were closed to traffic after the crash until about 7 p.m.
Archie Ingersoll of The Journal Gazette contributed to this story.