Teen Killed In Sunday Morning Accident

Patoka Lake (Local Sources) – A 17-year old senior at Northeast Dubois High School was killed in an early Sunday morning single vehicle accident.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s office says Chad Knies of Celestine was driving his pickup truck west on Purdue Farm Road near East 475 North when his truck left the roadway in a curve before striking an embankment and overturning onto its top off the roadway.

Knies was found deceased when officers and first responders arrived on scene at about 3:15AM.

DCSD says Knies was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the truck which ended up about 50 feet off the side of the highway.

DCSD says toxicology test results are pending.

The Northeast Dubois High School Facebook page says in a post any students, staff, or community members wanting to gather to support each other or in need of someone to talk to, school personnel and grief counselors will be available at St. Celestine Parish Center on Monday from 10am-2pm.

A prayer service will follow at St. Celestine Church at 2:00PM.


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