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Victim in Fatal Dump Truck Crash Identified

(La Porte County, IN) - A Michigan City woman was killed yesterday in a head-on collision with a dump truck. The victim is identified as 32-year-old Ricquelle Wren.


La Porte County Police said Wren veered over the center line in her car on State Road 39 near County Road 400 South and struck the oncoming dump truck head-on.


The driver of the dump truck, 68-year-old Mark Chizum of Mishawaka, was taken to a hospital with an upper-body injury.


Both lanes of State Road 39 were closed for about four hours after the crash, just before 10 a.m.


Whether alcohol or drugs had anything to do with the crash is pending the results of a toxicology test.

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