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Suspected Weather Related Fatality on I-94

(La Porte County, IN) - Indiana State Police say a suspected weather-related fatal motor vehicle crash occurred this morning near the 36-mile marker on Interstate 94 in the Michigan City area.


All eastbound lanes were closed because of the crash at about 5:30 this morning. So far, further details about the fatality have not been disclosed.


Resident Bob Johnson was plowing snow from parking lots and driveways this morning in the Michigan City area. Johnson said eastbound travelers on Interstate 94 were being detoured onto U.S. 421. Many of the semi-trucks were northbound on U.S. 421, then eastbound on U.S. 20, heading back to Interstate 94 on the other side of the crash site to continue toward their destinations.


“You might want to avoid highway 20 if you’re in that area,” Johnson said.

Lake effect snowing was falling this morning. La Porte County Highway Department Superintendent Duane Werner said the heaviest bands were in the Rolling Prairie and Hudson Lake areas. Estimated accumulation in that area at anywhere from three to five inches before 8 a.m. this morning.


Much lighter snow was falling elsewhere in the county.

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