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Fatal crash under investigation

by the WPD STAFF

A fatal accident at the intersection of Ind. 13 and Wabash County Road 950S is under investigation by the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department.

The Sheriff’s Department says the single-vehicle crash occurred around 9:24 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6 at the intersection of Ind. 13 and CR 950S. Samuel O. Purvis, Jr., 52, LaFontaine, was pronounced dead at the scene after he reportedly failed to stop at the intersection, veering from the road into a field.

A preliminary investigation suggests that Purvis was not wearing a seatbelt, the Sheriff’s Department said on Tuesday. The crash was still under investigation as of deadline Wednesday.