UPDATE: Fatal Accident in Warsaw

One person was killed in a single car crash west of Warsaw tonight. Police on the scene say speed was likely the cause, but the crash is under investigation. (Photo by Stacey Page)

One person is dead after a single car crash west of Warsaw.

It happened at 9:16 p.m. Thursday on CR 350 West just north of CR 200 North. When emergency personnel arrived, they located a 1996 Ford Contour that had disintegrated upon impacting a utility pole.

Shaun C. Owens, 32, Warsaw, had been partially ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force trauma, according to Kosciusko County Deputy Coroner Mike Wilson. Police say he was wearing his seat belt.

Due to the severity of the crash scene, Samaritan was called to fly over and look for any other victims who may have been involved. Authorities say Owens was the sole occupant of the car.

Kosciusko County F.A.C.T. team officers stated that Owens had been northbound on CR 350 West and lost control of his vehicle, according to a witness. Owens over-corrected after coming over a small hill and slid off the roadway and into a utility pole.

Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the crash and it is still under investigation according to members of the Kosciusko County F.A.C.T. team.

The F.A.C.T. team was assisted at the scene by the Warsaw Police and Fire Departments, Multi-Township E.M.S., Indiana State Police, and the Kosciusko County Coroner and Sheriff’s Departments.

  • Katrina

    How sad to say the least, prayers to the family …

  • Charlene

    Another life lost at such a young age… Soo Sad. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

  • JONowens

    I can’t believe my brother is gone. He was such a great guy. Very caring, and always fun to be around. I already miss him so much. I know that he’s in a better place now.

    • Melody

      My daughter Zelpha was with Shaun when he passed. She said he went in Peace. She talked to him till the end. Bless your family and may you all find closure. I am sure he was a wonderful young man.

  • tchayes

    I am so sorry to his family (sending lots of hugs). He was a great friend to have and a very special part of my past. And thank you to Zelpha for stopping and being with him when he past.