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Ice Blamed for Rash of Motor Vehicle Accidents

(La Porte County, IN) - Ice was the cause of motor vehicle crashes in La Porte County

this morning.


A pick-up truck hit a concrete wall on the U.S 35 overpass in downtown La Porte before 5:30 a.m.


The truck came to rest facing south in the northbound lanes which police blocked until

the vehicle with front end damaged was removed from the scene.


An SUV overturned on the U.S 35 bridge at 800 South near Kingsford Heights before

6 a.m.


The driver was able to climb out of the vehicle and did not show any signs of injury.


La Porte County Highway Department Superintendent Duane Werner said crews were applying

salt on ice that developed primarily on bridges and overpasses.

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