Andrew “Drew” Shearin, 17, of Plymouth, Indiana, formerly of Knox, Indiana, passed away Monday, October 10th, 2011. Funeral services will be Friday, October 14th, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. CT at the Knox High School Gymnasium. Visitation is Friday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. CT at the Knox High School Gymnasium. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Drew Shearin Memorial Music Scholarship. The Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
A Knox High School student was killed in a single vehicle accident late Monday night.
The Starke County Sheriff’s Department said that 17-year-old Andrew “Drew” Shearin was traveling eastbound on State Road 8 when for some unknown reason, his vehicle left the roadway and struck a NIPSCO utility pole. The accident occurred just east of the Yellow River Bridge. Starke County Sheriff’s Department officers and Washington Township Fire Department personnel found him trapped in the vehicle and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Starke County EMS and the Knox City Police Department assisted at the scene.