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U.S. 35 Closed by Fatal Crash

(La Porte County, IN) - A stretch of U.S. 35 north of La Porte is closed because of a fatal motor vehicle accident. 


La Porte County Police Capt. Derek Allen said it could be awhile before the highway reopens because of the crash occurring on a hilly and curvy stretch of the road along with the extensive clean-up required and investigation of the crash site.  “Given the dynamics of the roadway and the vehicles being in the road we opted for a full closure.  It’s going to be closed for an extended period of time,” he said.


Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area and seek alternative routes of travel until the highway reopens.


The accident occurred about 12 p.m. near 400 North.  U.S. 35 is closed from Schultz Road to 400 West.   Further details will be released once the investigation is further along with the process.

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