Fatal crash under investigation, driver identified

The La Grange County Sheriff's Department is investigating a fatal crash that happened around 10:40 a.m. Sunday.

Deputies said James Dustin Gates, 39, was driving across an open field in the area of 7800 N and 600 W when his Chevy Silverado struck several trees.

Deputies believe Gates was unconscious just prior to the crash.

Gates died at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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