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Motorcyclist hits tree head-on, dies in Steuben Co.

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE)  – A motorcyclist is dead after going off the road and striking a tree head-on Friday night.

Steuben County Communications received a report of a motorcycle crash just after 11 p.m. on Fremont Road north of County Road 700 N. When emergency responders arrived to the scene, they found a motorcycle in a field on the west side of the road. The driver was found dead nearby the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was driving south on Fremont Road and failed to negotiate the curve, according to investigators. The driver went off the west side of the road, hitting a tree. The motorcycle continued, coming to rest in the field.

According to 24-Hour News 8 sister station, WANE, the Steuben County Corner’s Office confirmed the motorcyclist died of blunt force trauma.

Officials are continuing to investigate the crash. It’s unknown if alcohol was a factor in the crash.