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One person killed after car drives under semi in Starke County

September 26, 2012|By Don Wagner dwagner@wsbt.com | WSBT-TV

GROVERTOWN, Ind. – One person is dead after a car drove under a semi in Starke County Wednesday morning.

Starke County police were called to the Grovertown Truck stop on U.S. 30 around 6:15 a.m., and when they got there learned a semi hauling a wind turbine propeller completely covered the westbound lane and partly across the eastbound lane.

A westbound car failed to see the semi pulling out of the truck stop onto the highway and drove under the semi trailer that was carrying the propeller. The semi was escorted by 4 wide load escort vehicles.

Two people were trapped inside the car, and both had to be extricated.

One of the victims was taken to South Bend’s Memorial Hospital and was listed in stable condition.  A male passenger was transported to Plymouth Hospital and later sent to Memorial where he died.

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The driver of the semi was not hurt.

The Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police are investigating the crash.

The names of the victims have not been released pending the notification of family.

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