Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle crash that
resulted in the death of David Blessing, 49, of Tinley Park, Illinois.
midnight on Saturday, June 30, Indiana Conservation Officers were contacted
by Starke County Dispatch after a passerby observed a 2017 Polaris side by
side style off-road vehicle on its side, with what appeared to be a person
underneath it in the 5500 south block of 700 east.
from the Starke County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and found David
Blessing deceased and requested Indiana Conservation Officers respond to the
It appears Blessing
was traveling northbound, with the off-road vehicle riding partly in the
grass and partly in the roadway when he encountered a sudden drop off where
a culvert crosses under the roadway. Upon encountering the drop off, the
vehicle rolled onto its side.
Conservation Officers were assisted by the Starke County Sheriff’s Office,
Bass Lake Fire Department, the Starke County Coroner’s Office, Tinley Park
Illinois Police Department and Hausers Towing. The investigation is still
ongoing and no other information is available.