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Fatal Crash in Parking Lot

(La Porte, IN) - Authorities are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision in a La Porte parking lot.  49-year old Robert Womack was killed in the crash which occurred just before 6 a.m. on Sunday on Fail Road just north of East Lincolnway, according to La Porte Police.


Police said the investigation indicates Womack was driving at high speeds based on the statements of a man who claims to have seen the SUV driving past his residence at, perhaps, 100 mph. just prior to the crash.  The victim's SUV went off the road to the right and struck the back of two semi-trailers parked outside Harper Collins Return Center.


Womack, who lived about three miles north of the crash scene, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.  Extensive damage to the SUV along with damage to the back ends of both semi-trailers was reported by Police.


The results of a blood alcohol test were still pending and might not be known for two to three weeks, said La Porte County Coroner Lynn Swanson.


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