41-year-old man killed in single-vehicle crash in Howard County

KOKOMO, Ind. -- A man was killed in a single vehicle crash in Howard County early Monday morning. 

Deputies with the Howard County Sheriff's Department were called to the scene on County Road 500 South near County Road 580 West just before 1:30 a.m.

Investigators say Derrick Burnett, 41, was traveling east on 500 South at an unknown rate of speed when he left the roadway and struck a tree. Burnett was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Tipton County Coroner. The vehicle's final resting place was in the yard of a residence on W 700 N in Tipton County. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Howard County Sheriff's office. 

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