A Sturgis man is dead after a single-van accident on State Road 15, just south of Bristol.
It happened Friday morning around 11AM near County Road 14.
Elkhart County Police say 42-year-old Joel Carpenter was traveling northbound on State Road 15.
Police say he took a curve too fast, skidded out of control, and hit a tree.
Carpenter had a blood alcohol level of .20.