Although details are limited due to the pending investigation, officials confirmed to The Brazil Times the plane was reported down on the highway shortly before 7:20 p.m.
Apparently, the unidentified Ohio pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries during an emergency landing.
Witnesses to the accident reported seeing the plane drop from the sky above vehicles traveling on the roadway in Clay County and ended with the plane coming to a stop facing east just on the other side of Putnam County line at the intersection of County Road 500 East.
The plane apparently sustained minor damage to the left side of the wing when it hit a traffic sign while landing.
Per protocols, the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post and the Federal Aviation Administration are handling the investigation into the crash for which no cause has been determined.
Traffic was rerouted around the closed portion of US 40 to insure the integrity of the crash site investigation and safe removal of the aircraft.
Local emergency response personnel from the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Clay County Search and Rescue, Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department, Wayne Township (Putnam County) Volunteer Fire Department, Putnam County Sheriff's Department and TransCare also responded to the scene.
This story may be updated should more details become available.