1 killed, 1 arrested after weekend crash in Kokomo

KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) – Police say one person died and another was arrested after a crash happened in Kokomo over the weekend.

According to a release, around 7:28 p.m. Saturday, officers with the Kokomo Police Department responded to the intersection of Boulevard and Park Road on the report of a serious crash.

The initial investigation revealed that 21-year-old Char’Dae Avery was driving a Chevrolet southbound on Park Road at a high rate of speed. Police say Avery disregarded a stop sign at Boulevard and Park Road and collided with a Dodge heading eastbound on Boulevard.

The 37-year-old driver of the Dodge was taken to an area hospital where he later died.

Police say after the crash, Avery tried to walk away from the scene but was stopped by witnesses. Avery was not injured.

Avery was arrested and preliminarily charged with operating while intoxicated, a Class B felony, attempted leaving the scene after an accident resulting in death, a Class B felony, resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor, and possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor.

The crash is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 765-459-5101.

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