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Man Found Dead In Overturned Truck
Updated May 5, 2013 1:02 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(CORTLAND, IN) - A farmer found dead in his wrecked grain truck Tuesday night, reportedly died as the result of a heart attack.

Preliminary Investigation from Indiana State Police Trooper David Owsley stated that 62-year-old Seymour native, Joseph P. Kerkhof's loaded Mack truck leave the right side of 425 East and come to rest on its side in a ditch.

Indiana State Police, along with Jackson County Sheriff's Department responded to the report of the overturned truck at around 6:44PM Tuesday night to discover Kerkhof lying across the truck's seat unresponsive and not breathing.

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After several attempts to resuscitate Kerkhof, Jackson County Coroner Roger Wheeler pronounced the driver dead.

Kerkhof was reportedly harvesting corn prior to his heart attack.



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