Indiana State Police Investigates Accident in Marshall County; Cause of Death Determined

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A Nappanee man was involved in an accident early this morning on Beech Road in Marshall County.

Indiana State Police Sergeant Trent Smith told us that at 6:00 a.m. ET yesterday, passersby found tracks alongside the road that led into a drainage ditch. They saw that a pick-up truck had overturned into the 20 foot deep ditch that was filled with six inches of water. Indiana State Police officers arrived on scene and found one occupant, 75-year-old Louis Cady, dead inside the vehicle.

A preliminary autopsy conducted in Mishawaka by Certified Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Prahlow, showed that Louis Cady, 75, of Nappanee, died from drowning. Marshall County Coroner, Bill Cleavenger, who released the press release, stated that he believes Cady was traveling on an unfamiliar stretch of road, drifted left and rolled down an embankment into the ditch sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. The accident remains under investigation by the Coroner, Indiana State Police and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.