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Motor Vehicle Collision Proves Fatal

(Michigan City, IN) - A crash involving multiple vehicles on U.S. 20 near Michigan City proved fatal to a teenager.  Malachi Young, 19, of Michigan City was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office.


Just before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, police said 22-year old Michael Murphy of Hobart veered into the oncoming lanes of U.S. 20 near Roeske Avenue.  He collided with an oncoming passenger vehicle driven by Young who had to be extricated from the wreckage.


Several other eastbound vehicles became involved in the collision, police said.  Police said three other people were injured.  Their conditions were not disclosed.


Police said toxicology tests are still pending in the crash which is still under investigation.

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