Steuben Co. highway superintendent killed in motorcycle crash

FILE. Steuben County Sheriff's Department squad car
FILE. Steuben County Sheriff's Department squad car

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (WANE) – An Orland man died after his motorcycle hit a car Saturday night.

According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, Kenny Penick, 66, Orland, was driving westbound on State Road 120 at 9:50 p.m. near Orland when he crashed into another vehicle.

Investigators said Donald Stanfield, 78, Defiance, Ohio, stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of County Road 650 West and State Road 120. Penick’s motorcycle hit Stanfield’s driver-side door as he was turning left onto State Road 120.

KPC Media, a partner in news with WANE-TV, reported Sunday morning that Penick is the Steuben County highway superintendent.

The Steuben County Deputy Coroner pronounced Penick dead at the scene from blunt force trauma. Penick was not wearing a helmet.

Stanfield and his passenger suffered minor injuries.

Investigators said alcohol was not a likely factor in the crash.

The incident remains under investigation.

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