A Howe man was killed after the motorcycle he was riding hit a van that was backing out of a residence on CR 450S shortly after 7 p.m. on Aug. 14.
According to the police report, Lois Boker, 72, of Sturgis, Mich., was driving a 1993 Ford Aerostar minivan on CR 450S when she turned into a residence in the 4000E block and proceeded to back out onto the roadway again. She failed to see a Harley Davidson motorcycle ridden by Chase Scott, 22, of Howe. Scott attempted to stop the motorcycle but lost control and laid the motorcycle down, leaving substantial skid marks prior to hitting the back of the van.
Scott was pronounced dead at the scene from severe head trauma.
The accident is still under investigation by the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance from the Indiana State Police.
Assisting at the scene was the Wolcottville Police Department, LaGrange Police Department, Johnson Twp. Fire Department, and LaGrange County EMS.
A full obituary for Chase Scott is on page 2 of today’s LaGrange News.