On 9/16/2018 at approximately 2:20 A.M. Newton County Sheriff’s Department responded a report of a vehicle that struck a utility pole on State Road 10 east of US 41.

Preliminary investigation by Deputy Hamilton shows a 2004 Silver Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Robert Tyson, 33, of Lake Station, Indiana was traveling East bound on State Road 10 when the vehicle disregarded the stop light at the intersection of State Road 10 and US 41. The vehicle then lost control and went off the road way, causing the vehicle to strike a utility pole.

The driver, Tyson, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Family has been notified.  The crash is still under investigation.


Assisting agencies: Newton County EMS, Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, Lake Township Volunteer Fire Department, Newton County Coroner’s Office.


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