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Pulaski Co. authorities still investigating deadly New Year's Day crash

A New Year’s Day crash killed a Plymouth man.  Now, days later, a Medaryville woman has died after being taken from the scene for medical treatment.

The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of 23 year old Darlene Harwood of Medaryville.

Harwood was pronounced dead on January 7, by Pulaski County Coroner Jon Frain at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.  The cause and manner of her death are pending investigation. 

John Partee, 55, was southbound on the highway about three miles south of Francesville in rural Salem Township on the evening of January 1. He was driving a 2014 Honda SUV.  Harwood was northbound in a 2008 Chevrolet SUV.  It’s unknown what caused the vehicles to collide causing Partee’s car to leave the roadway.

Toxicology tests are being performed for both drivers.  Evidence at the scene indicates both drivers were driving too fast for conditions with sleet and ice at the time of the crash.

The obituary notice for Darlene Harwood is on our news website, Fulton County Post.

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