Steuben Co. highway superintendent killed in motorcycle crash

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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. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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