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MAXWELL — A motorist was killed instantly this afternoon when his vehicle was struck broadside by a truck on Ind. 9 at CR 1000N.

Hancock County sheriff's deputies at the scene identified the victim as Logan Stafford. He is the son of Fortville Clerk-Treasurer Marcie Stafford.

Police think the Stafford's car moved into the intersection into the path of the truck. The car was headed west on CR 1000N and was struck broadside on the driver's side by a northbound truck belonging to the Indiana Department of Transportation.

A nurse who works at Hancock Regional Hospital was was driving behind the truck and witnessed the accident. She rushed to the injured driver and began resuscitation efforts until paramedics arrived. Stafford died at the scene.

Neither alcohol nor drugs was believed to be a factor in the accident, deputies said.

More details will be posted here when they become available. Friday's print edition of the Daily Reporter will have more details.

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