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Charges in Fatal Weekend Crash

(Starke County, IN) - Charges have been filed in connection with a fatal motor vehicle collision

in Starke County over the weekend.


46-year old Paul Howard of Rochester is charged with three counts.  They include causing catastrophic injury while driving with a controlled substance in his blood and operating while intoxicated.


50-year old Ginger Kring of Knox died in the crash Saturday night at State Road 23 and Toto Road.  According to police, she was in a vehicle driven by a man who claimed he looked both ways then pulled out into the intersection but didn’t see the oncoming vehicle until it was too late to stop. 


The man charged in the crash gave what appears to be a similar account of the crash.  Howard was being held on $25,000 bond.

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