Police release names of accident victims, driver

Staff Writer

Police have released the names of the two people who lost their lives in a traffic accident involving a motorcycle and pickup truck in Starke County on Tuesday night .
Charles W. Hill, 44, of North Judson, was the driver of the 2005 Harley Davidson Motorcycle, Mr. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene by Starke County Chief Deputy Coroner Kristopher Rannells. Mr. Hill passed away from multiple system blunt force trauma.
Patricia L. Hill, 44, also of North Judson, was a passenger on the motorcycle, Mrs. Hill was also pronounced dead at the scene by Starke County Chief Deputy Coroner Kristopher Rannells, Mrs. Hill passed away from multiple system blunt force trauma.
Police have also released the name of the driver of the pickup truck. Steven D. Cambe, 46, of Wheatfield.
Cambe is currently under arrest in the Starke County Jail and charged with two preliminary counts of reckless homicide.
Emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene of the accident, which happened at approximately 8:37 p.m. Tuesday on S.R. 10 and 700 W., just west of North Judson.
When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the Hills, who had been ejected, lying on the ground deceased.
Cambe was out of his vehicle walking around; and his pickup truck was in flames. He received treatment at the scene, but refused to be taken for additional medical treatment.
An officer from the Starke County Sheriff's Department took Cambe to IU Health Starke Hospital where he submitted to a blood draw for chemical testing.
The accident remains under investigation by the Starke County Sheriff's Department and the Indiana State Police Accident reconstruction division.
The Starke County Sheriff's Department was assisted at the scene by the Indiana State Police, an Officer from the Division of Natural Resources (DNR), North Judson Fire, San Pierre Fire Department, Starke County EMS and the Starke County Coroner's office.
Information was provided by the Starke County Sheriff's Department.
Readers are reminded that all individuals are presumed innocent until proven otherwise by a court of law. More information will be provided as it becomes available.