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Highway Closed by Fatal Dump Truck Collision

(La Porte County, IN) - A stretch of state highway is closed following a fatal collision between a dump truck and passenger vehicle late this morning outside La Porte. 


The crash occurred on Indiana 39 near 400 South. Both lanes of the two-lane highway are closed from Joliet Road to 400 South.


La Porte County Police Captain Derek Allen said the highway would be closed for an extended period to allow officers to safely investigate the crash and the accident scene to be cleaned up.


"We're asking travelers to take an alternate route," Allen said. 


The dump truck was off the road in a wooded area while investigators combed the accident scene. La Porte County Coroner Lynn Swanson said the victim's name would be released once they determined the identity and notified next of kin about the death. 


La Porte County Police are releasing no further specifics about the collision because of the ongoing investigation. However, HTNN will provide more details as they're made available.

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