It is with great sadness that the Town of Chesterton must report the death today, Saturday, June 19, of longtime local attorney Terry Hiestand, in a motor vehicle accident on the Indiana Toll Road in St. Joseph County.
Hiestand, 75, both lived and practiced law in Chesterton and over the years appeared dozens of times before the Chesterton Board of Zoning Appeals, most recently in May.
According to the Indiana State Police, at 10 a.m. Hiestand was eastbound on the Toll Road, two miles west of the Notre Dame exit, when he collided with another vehicle in the adjacent lane. Both Hiestand and the other motorist lost control of their vehicles, traveled through the center median, and entered the westbound lanes, where they were struck by a westbound semi-tractor trailer.
Hiestand was ejected from his vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the other vehicle, his three passengers, and the operator of the semi all escaped injury.
The Town of Chesterton offers its deepest condolences to the family of Attorney Hiestand.