Police have identified the two men who died in a car accident on U.S. 35 on Thursday afternoon as Fort Wayne residents.

The driver was Dar Day, 53, and passenger was Hau Pau, 52.

A Logansport Police Department press release stated the two died at the scene.

The accident happened about 1:50 p.m.

The two men were driving west on U.S. 35 in a 2004 Honda Odyssey, when the vehicle hit the rear of a 2006 Kenworth truck used to haul roll off containers.

The truck had come off Main Street and was stopped in the median, waiting to make a turn to drive east.

When the Honda hit the back end of the truck, the driver’s side and top of the vehicle were sheared off.

The van came to a stop in the grassy strip of the meridian of U.S. 35, turned around and ended up facing east.

Police are still investigating the accident, and anyone with information about it should contact Logansport Detective Flaude Dillon at 574-725-2826.

The Logansport Police Department received assistance on the accident scene by Indiana State Police, the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, the Logansport Fire Department, Phoenix Ambulance Service, K&K Recovery and special deputies who assisted with crowd control.

There have been a few accidents in that stretch of U.S. 35, between where Main meets 35 to about three blocks west where 18th Street intersects with the highway, near Ivy Tech.

Most haven’t been deadly, but in the last year, there have been two serious ones.

On Sept. 17, 2019, a car flipped between the two intersections after leading police on a high-speed chase related to drugs. A passenger was taken to Logansport Memorial Hospital, and the driver was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital.

On Nov. 1, 2019, a Monticello driver was killed in an accident when his car going north in the southbound lanes hit a semi. The semi driver was unhurt.

Reach James D. Wolf Jr. at james.wolf@pharostribune.com or 574-732-5117

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