SILVER LAKE — A golf cart incident claimed the life of Cynthia Owens, 65, Silver Lake, Saturday afternoon.
Emergency personnel were called to CR 100W, south of CR 1200S, southeast of Silver Lake at 4:25 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. The caller reported an unresponsive female next to a golf cart.
The initial arriving law enforcement and fire department units attempted to resuscitate Owens, who was lying in the ditch. Owens was determined to be the sole occupant of the golf cart. She was pronounced deceased, at the scene, by the Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office. The cause and manner of Owen’s death are pending the results of an autopsy.
The preliminary investigative results indicate the golf cart, traveling southbound, entered the ditch alongside the roadway; at which point Owens possibly fell off of the cart, before it returned to the roadway.
The crash remains under investigation by the Kosciusko County Fatal Team and the Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office.
Parkview EMS, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, Silver Lake Fire Department, Claypool Police Department and Indiana State Police responded to the scene. Parkview Samaritan Air Ambulance also responded.