Early morning crash in Dubois County claims a life

DUBOIS CO.- An early Thursday morning crash claimed the life of a Washington man in Dubois County.

The single-vehicle accident was reported at 2:25 a.m. on State Road 161 near Holland

Dubois County Sheriffs Department and an Indiana State Police Crash Reconstructionist responded to the scene.

According to an Indiana State Police preliminary investigation, a 2014 Volvo Semi-tractor trailer was traveling southbound on State Road 161 when the vehicle left the traveled portion of the roadway for unknown reasons.

The vehicle came to a stop on the east side of the road after striking several trees.

The driver, 35-year-old James Daniel Burchell Jr., of Washington, was the only occupant of the vehicle and died at the scene.

Assisting at the scene were the following agencies: Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Holland Volunteer Fire Department, and Dubois County EMS