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PORTER TOWNSHIP — A 60-year-old driver was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Tuesday on Ind. 2, just north of Hebron, Porter County sheriff's police said.

Ronald L. Sheets, of Hebron, was traveling north on Ind. 2 in a red 2008 Ford F-150 about 6:15 a.m. when he attempted to pass another vehicle in the area of County Road 450 South, officials said.

Sheets hit a patch of black ice on the road and lost control, Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris said.

The F-150 went off the road into a ditch and rolled several times, coming to rest 50 to 75 yards from the road in a cornfield, officials said.

Sheets was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force injuries, Harris said. He was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Porter County officials warned Tuesday that roads were icy and advised drivers to slow down. The Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post it had responded to multiple crashes on Ind. 2 in Porter Township caused by black ice.

The Hebron Police and Fire departments, Lakes of the Four Seasons Volunteer Fire Force, Green's Towing, Porter County coroner and Indiana Department of Transportation assisted. 

Routine toxicology results were pending, Harris said. 

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Sarah covers crime, federal courts and breaking news for The Times. She joined the paper in 2004 after graduating from Purdue University Calumet.