Driver dead after striking tree in Putnam County

Photo provided by Putnam County Sheriff's Department

CLOVERDALE, Ind. — The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department says one person has died after losing control of their vehicle and crashing into a tree.

The accident occurred early Sunday on State Road 42, east of Cloverdale.

Police said the driver succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Putnam County nightshift deputies are investigating the accident. Indiana State Police were on the scene assisting.

Additional units on the scene were Trimbles Towing, Cloverdale Fire Department, Cloverdale Police and the Putnam County Coroner’s office, who also made notification to the family.

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