HANCOCK COUNTY – Officials with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department say a single-vehicle crash occurred on U.S.40 just east of Greenfield early Saturday morning and claimed the life of a Knightstown man.
Officials from the Hancock County Sheriff Department and Greenfield Police Department were called at approximately 2 a.m. Oct. 29 to the area of County Road 400E and U.S. 40, just east of Greenfield.
Officers arrived on scene and found a single car crash with the vehicle on fire, Capt. Robert Harris said in a press release. Officers immediately called for the Hancock County Fatal Accident Crash Team (F.A.C.Team) to respond.
The crash involved a 2017 Ford Fusion with only one occupant, the driver was identified as Adam D. Bundy, 24, Knightstown. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Upon arrival, the first responding officers attempted to enter the vehicle to remove Bundy, but the flames were too hot. Bundy was only identified and removed after the fire department was able to extinguish the fire. His family has been notified.
Before the crash the vehicle was traveling east bound on US 40 towards Knightstown. For some reason, the vehicle left the roadway, crashed through residential fencing, and struck a large tree. This caused the car to catch fire at approximately 4100 East US 40.
Officials say it is not known why the vehicle left the roadway. It is also not known if drugs or alcohol were a factor, or if a seatbelt was used.
An autopsy will be performed, and the investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the crash, and how Bundy died. A portion of U.S. 40 was closed for approximately three hours while officers investigated and cleared the scene.