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Snow Leads to Possible Fatal Crash

(La Porte County, IN) - Late morning snowfall today has resulted in several motor vehicle collisions, including a possible fatality in La Porte County.


The La Porte County Coroner’s Office was called about noon to investigate a semi-truck and two passenger vehicles on U.S 20 near Wilhelm Road. So far, the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office has not provided further details about the crash. 


Other weather-related collisions included one involving two vehicles with possible injuries in the 2800 block of N. Indiana 39 and a pick-up truck pulling a trailer that struck a sign and tree in the 6600 block of W. U.S. 6. A man and woman inside the truck complained of pain in their chest and arms.


There are reports of other collisions, such as a vehicle sliding into a ditch on U.S. 421 near Wanatah.


La Porte County Highway Department Superintendent Duane Werner said close to one inch of snow had fallen throughout the county by 1 p.m.


“Roadways are becoming snow-covered and slick,” Werner said.

Werner also said it’s the first time his crews have been called out with plows and snow melting materials this season.


The forecast is calling for anywhere from one to three inches of snow.

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