Peru man found dead at scene of truck accident

A man from Peru was reported missing Monday. HIs body was found Tuesday, still at the wheel of a pickup truck--at the bottom of a steep ravine near a county road intersection. 

Anthony Benedict, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday morning.  Investigators from the Howard County Sheriff's office believe he drove through a curve, with the truck striking a tree as it left the roadway and coming to rest out of view from the road. 

An autopsy will be conducted Wednesday at Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo under the direction of the coroner's office.


By The Smashing Pumpkins


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