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Motorcyclist killed in accident involving dump truck

 At approximately 11:30 a.m. Saturday, deputies from the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of an accident involving a motorcycle and a dump truck.

Officials say the dump truck was traveling northbound on County Road 33 when it stopped in the intersection of County Road 33 and County Road 40. 

The motorcycle was traveling westbound on County Road 40, approaching County Road 33.

According to authorities, the dump truck pulled north into the intersection and directly in front of the motorcycle, causing the motorcycle to collide with the passenger side of the dump truck. 

The motorcycle was being operated by Dennis Darrenkamp, a 61-year-old man from Millersburg, Ind.

Police say Darrenkamp suffered an incapacitating head injury and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police also say Darrenkamp was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

The driver of the dump truck was issued a citation for failure to yield the right of way.

This accident is still under investigation.

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