Two Local Men Killed in Porter County Accident


Two area residents died in a two-vehicle accident in Porter County Thursday night.

An initial investigation by Porter County Sheriff’s deputies found that Roderick Heise, 34, of Knox was southbound on State Road 49 and drove left of center to pass other vehicles near 285 S. in Morgan Township when he struck a northbound van driven by Jade Michael Schneider, 20, of Francesville, according to report in “The Times”. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicles did not carry any passengers.

The accident occurred at 11:40 p.m. CT.

Toxicology testing will be conducted. Speed is believed to be a factor.

The Porter County Crash Reconstruction Team is assisting with the investigation.