Woman killed in Decatur accident identified

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ADAMS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) –  The identity of the woman who died in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 27 north of Decatur has been released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office. The woman was identified as Ronda L. Cowans, 49, from Decatur.

After and autopsy was performed on Cowans where the coroner found her death to be from blunt force trauma as a result of the accident. According to police she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident and was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. Sunday near County Road 850 North when an SUV driven by Tyler Cowans, 47, Decatur, lost the left-rear assembly, according to ISP.

Master Trooper Kurt Jack investigated the crash and reported Cowans lost control of the vehicle. The SUV went off the road and began to roll.

ISP said Cowans was not wearing a seat belt and suffered head and internal injuries. He was transported to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne where his condition was not released.

Three other passengers also suffered injuries and were taken to Lutheran Hospital.

Mariah Cowans, 19, Decatur and Rick Stults, 18, Geneva were transported with internal injuries. A one-year-old, Jaiden Cowans, was also taken to the hospital with internal injuries.

ISP did not have an update on their conditions in a statement Sunday night.

The crash is under investigation.

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