LaPorte County Crash Claims a Life


Speed and wet pavement contributed to a fatal crash in LaPorte County. It happened late Thursday morning on State Road 2 just west of State Road 39 in front of the LaPorte County Fairgrounds.

Patrol deputies from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched at 11:13 a.m. Their investigation finds the lone occupant of a westbound vehicle lost control, crossed the center line and hit an eastbound vehicle head-on. The driver of the westbound car was in critical condition when officers arrived. Emergency responders rushed the driver to IU Health LaPorte Hospital. The driver, whose name has not been released pending family notification, died at the facility.

The two passengers in the eastbound car were treated at IU Health LaPorte Hospital for minor injuries. The crash remains under investigation.