Starke County emergency personnel were called to an accident yesterday afternoon where two vehicles burst into flames.
When officers arrived at the scene at U.S. 421 in San Pierre, they found a semi and a car fully engulfed in flames. Both drivers had been pulled from the wreckage. Officers determined that the driver of the passenger vehicle crossed the center line causing the accident. The semi was hauling mattresses which took firefighters nearly three hours to extinguish.
The driver of the passenger vehicle was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the semi refused treatment at the scene. The names of the drivers are being withheld at this time and the accident remains under investigation.
Officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, North Judson Police Department, DNR, San Pierre and North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Departments, and Starke County EMS responded to the scene.