ISP: Speed, alcohol, factor in deadly Grant County crash

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GRANT COUNTY, Ind. (March 20, 2016)—Indiana State Police are investigating crash that claimed the life of a Kokomo man early Sunday morning.

According to State Police, a single vehicle crashed near Grant County Road 200 South and State Road 13 around 12:00 a.m.

A witness told police a 2003 Ford Taurus driven by 23-year-old James M. Pruett was traveling westbound on CR 200 S at an extremely high rate of speed.

As the vehicle entered the intersection, the witness said the vehicle disregarded a stop sign and went airborne before losing control.

Investigators say the car rolled several times in a field on the south side of the roadway.

Pruett, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene by the Grant County Coroner.

Investigators believe alcohol was also a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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