Knox City Police responded to a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 35 and John Street Monday morning. An investigation revealed that a northbound Ford passenger car had crossed the center line, striking a southbound minivan.
Police say the passenger car was occupied by a male and female, and one male was traveling in the minivan. The driver of the passenger car was pronounced dead at the scene and the passenger was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend in serious condition.
The driver of the minivan was treated for injuries at IU Health Starke Hospital.
The Indiana State Police have been called to reconstruct the accident scene, and the incident is still under investigation. Alcohol is not believed to have played a role in the crash, and names are currently being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The Knox Police Department was assisted by the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Knox Fire Department, Hamlet Fire Department, Starke County EMS, Starke County Coroner’s Office, and the Indiana State Police.