Local News

Arrest in Near Tragedy with School Bus

(La Porte County, IN) - An arrest has been made in connection with a very close call on a highway with a school bus in La Porte County.


56-year-old Chukudi Chinwah of Crown Point was allegedly driving a semi-truck nearly a month ago on U.S. 30 and approaching a South Central School bus from behind. 


La Porte County Police said the bus started slowing down to turn into a driveway, but the semi was not slowing down. The bus driver decided not to complete the turn to avoid a collision, and the truck driver swerved and passed the school bus on the right.


The truck wound up leaving the highway and snapping a NIPSCO pole in half. The truck stopped but soon left the scene.


Eventually, police said the investigation led to Chinwah being identified as the truck driver. He’s charged with leaving the scene of an accident, a Class B misdemeanor.


At the time, police said the bus contained more than 30 students.

Weather Center

High School Scoreboard

Sports Scores