Officers arrived at the scene shortly after 11 a.m. and found a semi tanker on its side engulfed in flames. The passenger car involved in the accident was located on the side of the roadway, according to the accident report. The driver was airlifted from the scene to South Bend Memorial Hospital where she later died of her injuries. The passenger and the semi driver were taken to IU Health Starke Hospital and later transferred to South Bend Memorial Hospital. Their medical conditions are unknown.
The Starke County Sheriff’s Department has not released any names yet, and no information about the woman’s cause of death is available at this time from the St. Joseph County Coroner’s Office.
No other information about the accident was released and it remains under investigation.
The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the North Judson Police Department, Starke County EMS, North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department, Bass Lake Fire Department and South Bend Memorial Med Flight.