Starke County Accident Victim Identified

A Medaryville man lost his life in an accident in Starke County on Monday afternoon.

Dalton J. Benesh, 27, rear-ended another vehicle while traveling south on U.S. 35 at 400 N. in Hamlet.  The other vehicle, driven by Alexandria Dunkel of Grovertown, was attempting to turn on 400 N. off of U.S. 35 at the time of the accident.  Dunkel was not injured.

Toxicology results are pending. 

No other information was released. 

The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by Starke County EMS, Hamlet-Davis Township Fire Department, and Knox-Center Township Fire Department.