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Man Dies After Motorcycle Collision

(La Porte County, IN) - A weekend collision between a motorcycle and a car near Kingsbury has proven fatal. Robert Gifford, 60, of La Porte County, Indiana, died Tuesday.


According to La Porte County Police, Gifford turned into the path of an oncoming vehicle on U.S 35 at 400 South on Sunday afternoon. 


The La Porte area man was ejected from the motorcycle and landed about 35 feet away in a ditch. He suffered broken bones and other internal injuries, police said. 


The other driver, 41-year-old Ryan Panos of La Porte, told police the motorcycle turned in front of him without warning. Police said witnesses gave a similar account of how the collision unfolded.


Police have not shed light on whether alcohol was involved in the accident. 

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