Fatal accident

LINCOLN TOWNSHIP — A Lake Village man was found dead at the scene of single vehicle rolllover the morning of July 6.

According to the Newton County Sheriff’s Department their office responded to the crash around 4:19 a.m. on CR 600 just half amile south of SR 10.

Upon first responder’s arrival, a single male occupant was found ejected and lying in the middle of the roadway unresponsive.

Christopher Ratliff, 32 of Lake Village, was pronounced dead at the scene. Ratliff was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Family has been notified.

The vehicle appeared to have left the roadway for an unknown reason striking a culvert. The crash remains under investigation.

Assisting Agencies: Jasper County Sheriff, DeMotte PD, Kenner Twp Fire/EMS, Newton County Coroner’s Office, Indiana State Police, Newton County Communications.