Steuben County crash claims life of Hamilton man

STEUBEN CO. – Late Monday night at approximately 11:48 p.m., troopers were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash on Metz Road and 200 East in Steuben County. Upon arrival, first responders found a heavily damaged Volkswagen passenger vehicle on its top and an unresponsive adult male lying in the roadway. 

Steuben County EMS arrived on the scene and began life-saving measures. The male was transported by ambulance from the scene to Cameron Memorial Hospital in Angola, where he was pronounced deceased.

Trooper Blake Kugler assumed the crash investigation.  The preliminary investigation identified the deceased male as Alex James Loy, 29, of Hamilton, IN, and also confirmed Loy as the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle.  Mr. Loy had been traveling west on Metz Road just east of CR200E when his truck ran off the roadway, causing it to roll over.  Marks on the roadway indicated that the vehicle rolled several times before resting on its top.

Evidence suggests that Mr. Loy was not properly restrained, which led to his ejection during the vehicle rollover.  Alcohol is suspected as a factor. However, toxicology results are pending with the coroner’s autopsy investigation.

Mr. Loy’s family has been notified.

This is an ongoing investigation.  There is no further information to release at this time.

Trooper Kugler was assisted by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, Angola Police Department, Angola Fire Department, Metz Fire Department, Steuben County EMS, Steuben County Coroner, and Countryside Towing.