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DNR: Fatal ATV crash in Starke County

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Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle crash that resulted in the death of David Blessing, 49, of Tinley Park, Illinois.

Shortly after midnight on Saturday, June 30, 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 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.

Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted by the Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Bass Lake Fire Department, the Starke County Coroner’s Office, Tinley Park Illinois Police Department and Hausers Towing. The investigation is still ongoing and no other information is available.



Posted 7/2/2018




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