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Traffic Moving Again After Fatality

(La Porte County, IN) - Travel on Interstate 94 near Michigan City is back to normal following a fatal motor vehicle crash early today.


According to Indiana State Police, the fatality east of U.S. 421 happened after a 2005 Dodge Ram rolled in the eastbound side of the interstate at the 36-mile marker. The pick-up was then struck by a 2005 Chevrolet cargo van, which was hit by a semi-truck, police said.


Police said a passenger in the van was killed in the accident, which occurred about 5:30 a.m. Another passenger in the van was critically injured and flown to a Chicago hospital, police said.


Eastbound traffic was backed up for about two miles or more until the eastbound lanes reopened late this morning. The name of the deceased and other individuals involved in the collision have not been released.

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