A Pierceton man was reportedly killed early this morning as the result of a crash in Starke County. His brother was taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital in stable condition.
Steve Mort of Pierceton, was pronounced dead at a Plymouth hospital where he was taken after the accident. Tim Mort is reportedly still in the hospital in South Bend.
The accident happened at 6:15 a.m. on U.S. 30 at the Grovertown Truck Stop when a semi hauling a wind turbine propeller was leaving the truck stop to go east on U.S. 30. Starke County police say the semi was completely crossing the westbound lane of the highway when the victim drove into it and under the trailer.
Both men were trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated. The driver of the semi was not injured.
The accident remains under investigation by the Starke County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police D.O.T. inspectors.