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Alcohol Cited as Factor in Wrong Way Crash

(LaPorte County, IN) - Police say he was driving the wrong way on Interstate 94 when he struck an oncoming semi-truck in LaPorte County. 


39-year old Karl Cooks is charged with operating while intoxicated. According to state police, the suspect from Harvey, Illinois was taken to a hospital with injuries. No information was released on his condition. The truck driver from Canada was not hurt, police said. Police say Cooks was westbound in the eastbound lanes when his mini-van struck an oncoming semi at the 42-mile marker outside Michigan City.


The passenger side of Cook’s vehicle was severely damaged. Cook exhibited signs of being severely intoxicated, police said.

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