On January 8th, at approximately 9:32 A.M., 911 received a call from a passerby who saw a male subject laying in a field, next to overturned truck, in the area of 600 E, 1400 North Rd, in Pawnee in South Fork Township. EMS responded and determined the male was unresponsive and not breathing and requested the coroner. Deputy Coroner Austin Peters identified the deceased male as 38 year old Derrick M. Kounse of Kincaid. Preliminary investigation indicate that Mr. Kounse was traveling East and lost control of his vehicle, slid into the north ditch, and overturned in the field . He was not wearing a seatbelt, and was ejected from the vehicle and died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head and body due to a motor vehicle crash. Toxicology is pending. The Christian County Sheriff Office and Christian County Coroner's Office are handling the investigation.