Elderly Kokomo couple killed in golf cart-car crash

Two people were killed in Howard County while riding in a golf cart in a collision with another vehicle.

Early Sunday evening, the Howard County 911 Dispatch Center received a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a passenger car and a golf cart occupied by two elderly subjects on Touby Pike near CR 325 N. Howard County Sheriff’s deputies along with paramedics from Ascension St. Vincent and members of the Galveston Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene.

Preliminary Investigation reveals that a 2007 Chevrolet Impala driven by Cole R. Byrd, 20, of Kempton, was traveling northbound on Touby Pike when his car collided with a northbound golf cart driven in the same lane by Richard L. Calloway, 83,  and occupied by Elaine M. Calloway, 75, both of Kokomo.

Howard County Sheriff Accident Reconstructionist were called to process the scene and will provide a final outcome when the investigation is complete.

Medical personnel provided life-saving efforts to the Calloway's. Despite those efforts, Richard was later pronounced deceased on scene. Elaine was subsequently flown by medical helicopter to an area hospital for treatment. However, she later died from her injuries.

Cole Byrd was transported to an area hospital where he consented to a blood draw as required by Indiana law for all serious and fatal motor vehicle accidents.

An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday for Richard Calloway under the direction of the Howard County Coroner’s Office.

This case remains under investigation by the Howard County Sheriff’s Office and Howard County Coroner’s Office. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cpl. Brackett at 765-614-3488, by submitting a tip using our mobile app or at www.sheriff.howardcountyin.gov.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the aforementioned entities along with the Indiana State Police.