Single Vehicle Crash Claims Life of Kokomo Man

(Grant County, IN)-The Indiana State Police is investigating a single vehicle crash which occurred on County Road 200 S at the intersection with State Road 13 and claimed the life of a 23 year old man from Kokomo.

According to Trooper Jeremy Perez, this morning at approximately 12:00 a.m., a 2003 Ford Taurus driven by James M. Puett was traveling westbound on 200 S at an extremely high rate of speed, according to at least one witness.  As the vehicle entered the intersection with State Road 13, and disregarded a stop sign in the process, it went airborne before losing control.

The Taurus rolled multiple times in a field on the south side of the roadway.  Puett, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene by the Grant County Coroner.  Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in this crash, which is still under investigation.

Assisting at the scene were the Grant County Sheriff Department, Grant County EMS, Swayzee Fire Department and the Grant County Coroner.

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