FT WAYNE, IN (WTVB) - Indiana State Police today reported that a Coldwater man seriously injured in a truck accident July 1, 2014 in DeKalb County has passed away. 64-year old Howard Beekman died over the weekend at a Ft. Wayne hospital. He was a passenger in the Freightliner box truck that went out of control just outside of Hamilton, slid into a ditch and struck two trees before stopping back on the roadway.
Troopers say the truck driver, a 51-year old Angola man, apparently took his eyes off the road for just a moment, causing the truck to leave the pavement. He was injured and treated at Cameron Hospital in Angola.