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Officer "Resting Comfortably" Following Semi Crash

(LaPorte, IN) - A LaPorte County Police officer is recovering from a collision with a semi-truck over the weekend. Andy Hynek was taken by helicopter to a South Bend hospital and released a few hours later. 


Police say he was still very stiff and sore yesterday but resting comfortably at home. The collision happened Friday night at U.S 20 and 450 East. Police say the westbound Hynek was hit by a southbound semi-truck that failed to yield at the intersection. 


Hynek, a 20-year member of the sheriff’s office, was extricated from his police vehicle. The 50-year-old truck driver from Texas was not injured. Police say the use of alcohol is not suspected. U.S 20 was closed for several hours while investigators worked the scene of the crash.

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