Victim identified in fatal 4-wheeler crash

By Herald Staff

Authorities have identified the man killed Monday in an accident involving a four-wheeler and a car on State Road 64 near County Road 750 West, about 3 1/2 miles west of Huntingburg.

The Dubois County Sheriff's Office was called ot the scene around 4:30 p.m. Frederick E. Hanebutt, 88, of Huntingburg had been operating a 2007 Yamaha four-wheeler and was traveling southbound across the highway. A 2017 Toyota Corolla driven by 57-year-old Joseph Burger of Huntingburg was traveling in the eastbound lane of SR 64 and collided with the four-wheeler.

Hanebutt was ejected from his four-wheeler and died from his injuries. Burger was not injured.

All of Burger's airbags deployed as a result of the accident and the vehicle is suspected to be a total loss.

Neither alcohol nor drugs are suspected to be involved. The incident is currently under investigation.

The Indiana State Police Reconstruction Unit is assisting the Dubois County Sheriff's Office in reconstructing the scene. The Indiana Conservation Office is also investigating the crash due to an ATV being involved.

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