Crash claims life of Boswell town marshal

BENTON CO. – Sunday morning, just before 3:30 a.m., Benton County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash on State Road 352 near County Road 500 East that claimed the life of off-duty Town Marshal Kevin McCombs.

Benton County Sheriff’s Department requested the assistance of the Indiana State Police to investigate the crash.

Kevin McCombs

According to ISP investigators, 34-year-old Kevin McCombs, of Boswell, was driving a 2018 Ram 2500 westbound on State Road 352, approaching County Road 500 East. For an unknown reason, the truck ran off the south side of the road, struck a utility pole, and came to stop in a field.

First responders extracted McCombs from the vehicle and began to render medical aid. Despite lifesaving efforts, McCombs succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.

Kevin McCombs

McCombs proudly served his community as the Boswell Town Marshal, a Benton County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Deputy, and with Benton County EMS.

McCombs was off-duty at the time of the crash and driving a personally owned vehicle.

Trooper Fulfer was assisted on scene by Indiana State Police Crash Reconstruction Team, Benton County Sheriff’s Department, Fowler Police Department, Benton County Coroner’s Office, Oxford Fire Department, Benton County EMS, Tipmont REMC, Warren County REMC, NIPSCO, and Bennett’s Towing.