One dead after truck crashes into tree

Police and medics responded to a call of a pickup truck crashing into a house Wednesday morning. It was later determined the truck had hit a tree in front of the house and never actually struck the home.

Officials on scene have confirmed the driver of the pickup truck has died.

According to St. Joseph County Dispatch, the call of the crash came out shortly after 9:00 a.m. in the 26600 block of State Road 23.

Officials say it's unclear why the truck left the roadway. Officials have not determined if the driver experienced a medical issue.

The westbound lane of State Road 23 is closed in that area. 

The St. Joseph County Police Department, Southwest Central Fire Territory, and the St. Joseph County Coroner all assisted at the scene.

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