Jack Haut’s trial is expected to begin on Wednesday in Starke Circuit Court. Haut is charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Causing Death and Reckless Homicide.
In July 2010, it is alleged that Jack Haut was driving his pickup truck on US 35 north of Knox when he swerved into the other lane and struck Thomas White of Knox head-on. White was riding a motorcycle at the time of the accident. White died from injuries sustained in the accident.
One witness had told police that Haut was swerving back and forth, but was unsure he had hit anything until approaching the scene on foot. Haut’s truck went off the shoulder and flipped. Another witness said Haut passed him at speeds above the limit. Haut suffered cuts and abrasions.