Conservation Officers Investigate Fatal Starke County Off Road Vehicle Crash

Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources

DNR officers provided a photo of an off road vehicle involved in a fatal accident in Starke County
DNR officers provided a photo of an off road vehicle involved in a fatal accident in Starke County

July 1, 2018-Indiana Department of Natural Resources officers say they are investigating after an Illinois man sustained fatal injuries in a crash involving an off-road vehicle. According to the statement, “Shortly after midnight on June 30th, Indiana Conservation Officers were contacted by Starke County Dispatch after a passerby observed a 2017 Polaris side by side style off road vehicle on its side, with what appeared to be a person underneath it in the 5500 south block of 700 east.”

“Responding officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and found David Blessing to be deceased and requested Indiana Conservation Officers respond to the scene.”

“It appears Blessing was traveling northbound, with the off road vehicle riding partly in the grass and partly in the roadway when he encountered a sudden drop off where a culvert crosses under the roadway. Upon encountering the drop off, the vehicle rolled onto its side.”

The investigation is continuing according to the statement.

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