Police seek answers in crash that killed Frankfort man

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HOWARD CO., Ind. (WLFI) – Police said alcohol may be a factor in an early morning crash Friday which killed a Frankfort man, but detectives are still seeking answers.

It happened around 2:20 a.m. Friday at 3492 West County Road 500 South in Howard County. Troopers said a car westbound on 500 South drove off the south side of the road and hit a utility pole.

Police said Travis Maier, 22, of Frankfort, Ind. was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene. The passengers, 22-year-old Blayne Forrester of Frankfort and 26-year-old Casie Johnson of Burlington, were taken to Howard Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and have since been released.

On Monday, Indiana State Police released preliminary investigation results. Detectives reveal that Maier, Forrester and Johnson left the Social Experiment bar in Kokomo, Ind. between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. Friday. They believe the trio left the bar in a white 1996 Honda Accord, which had a spare tire, or donut, on the rear passenger side.

Indiana State Police asks anyone that was in the area of the bar between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. who saw the vehicle described to contact ISP at 800-382-0689 or 765-473-6666.

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