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Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

(La Porte County, IN) - A man was killed in a motor vehicle crash Thursday in La Porte County.


The accident happened at State Road 8 and County Road 875 West just before 9 AM. La Porte County Police said 79-year-old Joseph Barker of Valparaiso was dead at the scene.


Police said it appears Barker had his pick-up broadsided by a box truck after running a stop sign. The box truck then struck a utility pole.


The other driver, 24-year-old Bradley Rynberk of Cedar Lake, was airlifted to a hospital with an injury to his upper body. The crash remains under investigation.

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