NE Indiana county highway chief killed in crash

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ORLAND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a northeastern Indiana county’s highway superintendent was killed in a weekend motorcycle crash.

Steuben County officials say 66-year-old Kenny Penick of Orland had led its highway department for about 10 years.

The Sheriff’s Department says Penick died of head injuries Saturday night when his motorcycle crashed into a car that had just turned from a county road onto Indiana 120 about a half mile from his home.

Police say Penick wasn’t wearing a helmet. The driver and passenger in the car had minor injuries.

County Commissioner Loretta Smart tells The Herald Republican that Penick worked hard and always had the county in his heart. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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