Criminal Justice

Fatal Car Crash With Garbage Truck

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The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office says a 70-year old man died and a 68-year old woman was injured after an accident Thursday afternoon involving their vehicle and a garbage truck.

Deputies were summoned to the scene at Johnson Road and 300 North in Center Township.  An investigation at the scene reveals the passenger vehicle was traveling east on 300 North and failed to stop at the stop sign at Johnson Road, colliding with the garbage truck.  The two people inside the passenger vehicle were found with serious injuries, and the man soon died on scene.  The woman was airlifted to a South Bend hospital.

The 3 occupants in the garbage truck were uninjured.

The identities of the deceased and injured are not being released at this time, pending family notification.


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