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August 4, 2009

Head-on semi crash kills one

Driver from Peru pronounced dead at the scene.

BURROWS — An attempt to pass a semi on Ind. 25 turned fatal Tuesday morning when the driver of a car collided head-on with another semi.

At around 7:48 a.m., Carroll County dispatch notified the Lafayette Post of the Indiana State Police that a car and semi collided on Ind. 25 approximately one mile north of Burrows.

Preliminary investigation by Sgt. Dan Ziegler revealed that a 2008 Dodge Charger driven by 28-year-old Brian Jobe of Peru was northbound on Ind. 25 as a 1997 Conventional Freightliner pulling an empty box trailer driven by 59-year-old Kenneth D. Pass of Goshen was southbound on the highway.

Jobe pulled out to pass another semi northbound when he hit the southbound Freightliner head on.

The Freightliner ended up in a soybean field west of the road and the Charger came to rest on its top at the edge of Ind. 25.

Jobe was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause was ruled blunt trauma to the body.

Jobe was wearing a seatbelt and airbags were deployed but the crash was so severe that safety equipment was ineffective, said state police.

Pass was transported by ambulance to Logansport Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

Traffic was halted for approximately two hours before the road was reopened. The investigation is continuing.

Road conditions at the time of the crash were dry but a light fog was present.

“Whenever you pass, you should be sure nothing is coming from the other direction,” said Ziegler in a news release. “Always check before pulling out to insure a safe pass around the vehicle you are passing.”

Assisting at the scene were Capt. Ed Schroder, Sgt. Kim Riley, Trooper Detective Stephen Buckley, Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, Rockfield Fire and Rescue, Liberty Fire Department, Delphi Fire and Rescue, Carroll County EMS and the Carroll County Coroner.

Kevin Lilly is news editor of the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at (574) 732-5117 or

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