On July 6th, 2019 at 4:19am the Newton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover crash on CR 600 E approximately ½ mile south of SR 10. Upon first responder’s arrival, a single male occupant was found ejected and lying in the middle of the roadway unresponsive.
Christopher Ratliff, 32 years old of Lake Village, IN was pronounced dead at the scene. Ratliff was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Family has been notified.
The vehicle appeared to have left the roadway for an unknown reason striking a culvert. The crash remains under investigation.
Assisting Agencies: Jasper County Sheriff, Demotte PD, Kenner Twp Fire/EMS, Newton County Coroner’s Office, Indiana State Police, Newton County Communications.