Just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Benton County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash on State Road 352 near County Road 500 East. Benton County Sheriff’s Department requested the assistance of the Indiana State Police to investigate the crash.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Jonathan Fulfer revealed that Kevin McCombs, 34, of Boswell, was driving a 2018 Ram 2500 westbound on State Road 352, approaching County Road 500 East. For an unknown reason, the Ram ran off the south side of the road, struck a utility pole, and came to stop in a field.
First responders extracted McCombs from the vehicle and began to render medical aid. Despite lifesaving efforts, McCombs succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. Notification to the family has been made.
McCombs proudly served his community as the Boswell Town Marshal, a Benton County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Deputy, and with Benton County EMS.
McCombs was off-duty at the time of the crash and driving a personally owned vehicle.