Black ice may have caused fatal wreck in Cloverdale


Picture courtesy of Putnam County Sheriff’s Dept.

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CLOVERDALE, Ind. (March 9, 2015)– Black ice is believed to be the cause of a single car accident that resulted in a fatality Monday morning in the Cloverdale area. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a car in pond located off State Road 42 and County Road 1200 South around 9am.

They believe the driver hit a patch of black ice which sent the vehicle airborne landing into a pond.

Upon arrival, officials found an SUV partially submerged into the water but without a driver. Indiana Conservation officers were called scene and they deployed three divers for about two hours before finding a body.

The incident remains under investigation.


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