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Fatal Crash Victim Identified

(La Porte County, IN) - A Knox man was killed in a two vehicle crash outside La Porte Monday.  The victim was identified as 51-year old Corbin Gayheart.


La Porte County Police said Gayheart veered over the center line on U.S. 35 near 400 North and his car struck an oncoming pick-up truck driven by 55 year old Michael Meyer of La Porte.


Gayheart was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police said Meyer was extricated from his vehicle and taken to a hospital in the area complaining of pain.


According to police, whether alcohol or drugs were involved is pending the results of a toxicology test.  That stretch of U.S/ 35 was closed for over three hours after the crash.

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