One dead after crash in Miami County

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MIAMI COUNTY (WISH) – Indiana State Police confirmed that one person died following a crash on U.S. 31 in Miami County.

The crash happened on U.S. 31 at Miami County Road 850 South near Grissom at 5:42 p.m.

A Toyota Prius was heading east on County Road 850 South. The driver failed to stop for traffic on southbound U.S. 31. The Prius pulled into the path of a Chrysler PT Cruiser, and was struck on the drivers side by the Cruiser.

Paul Chase, 58, of Nashville, Ind., the driver of the Prius was killed as a result of the crash.

Carla Buss, 43, of Galveston Ind., the driver of the PT cruiser was flown from the crash to a Fort Wayne hospital. She received lower body injuries from the crash.

Several life saving efforts were attempted on Chase, but he was unresponsive when paramedics arrived.

The crash was under investigation as of Wednesday evening. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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