Fortville teen dies in crash on State Road 9

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A 19-year-old Fortville man was killed in a crash on State Road 9 in Hancock County just after noon Thursday.

It happened at State Road 9 and County Road 1000 North. According to police, Logan R. Stafford, 19, was driving a 2001 Dodge Stratus westbound on CR 1000 North when he apparently failed to stop at the stop sign. The Stratus ran into the path of a 2003 INDOT dump truck, driven by Myron Matlock, 56.

The Dodge was struck in the driver's door. Logan Stafford was taken to Hancock Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Matlock was not injured.

Investigators do not suspect alcoholic beverages as a contributing factor in either driver.

Indiana State Police responded, along with the Hancock County Sheriff's Department and Green Township Volunteer Fire Dept.