Gibson City man dies in Indiana accident

FOWLER, Ind. — A Gibson City man was killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday on an Indiana highway.

The Benton County (Ind.) sheriff’s office said the accident occurred at 11:05 a.m. west of Fowler, Ind., when a Hyundai Elantra driven by Martin W. Gardner, 35, of Gibson City was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Charles E. Hofmeyer, 58, of Kentland, Ind.

Mr. Gardner was pronounced dead at the scene by the Benton County coroner’s office.

Mr. Gardner was westbound on Indiana State Route 18 when he disregarded a stop sign at the intersection with U.S. 41, the sheriff’s office said. His car continued west into the intersection, where it was struck by the southbound pickup.

There is a two-way stop sign stopping traffic on Indian 18, the sheriff’s office said.

Mr. Gardner was not wearing a seat belt. There were no passengers in his vehicle.

Both Charles Hofmeyer and his passenger, Gloria L. Hofmeyer, 56, also of Kentland, Ind., were wearing seat belts. They were taken to a hospital for treatment. Their injuries were unknown, the sheriff’s office said.

No tickets were issued. The crash remains under investigation.

The Benton County deputy coroner did not immediately return a message requesting comment.

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