KNIGHTSVILLE -- A single vehicle accident resulted in a fatality on United States 40 near Knightsville Wednesday morning.
At approximately 4 a.m., emergency officials were dispatched to an area on U.S. 40 between Knightsville and Harmony.
The vehicle came to a rest in front of the home of Kenneth Stewart.
Stewart told The Brazil Times he did not witness the accident, but his family was woken by the sound of the crash.
"We heard a crash," he said. "I looked outside and saw a car by a tree."
The driver of the vehicle, Bradley Carli, 45, Indianapolis, was pronounced dead at the scene by officials with the Clay County Coroner's Office.
Clay County Sheriff's Department Dep. Eric Walker told The Brazil Times CCSD had received phone calls from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department notifying of a vehicle traveling westbound on U.S. 40 in the eastbound lanes at a high rate of speed through Putnam County.
According to Walker, he and two other CCSD deputies arrived at the scene of the accident just moments after it took place.
"We were basically on scene right after it happened," he said.
Walker said it is believed the vehicle left the roadway and smashed into to telephone poles before striking a tree in front of the Stewart home.
The accident temporarily shut down traffic flow on U.S. 40, but by 8 a.m., one lane of U.S. 40 was still closed, but cleaning crews were cleaning up the area.