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Weather Linked to Fatal Crash

(La Porte County, IN) - One person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash outside La Porte over the weekend.  It happened Saturday about 4 p.m. on Johnson Road at County Road 500 West.


According to La Porte County Police, Dwayne Nash, 65, of Michigan City ran a stop sign and collided with another vehicle that was eastbound on Johnson Road.  Joseph Childers, 45, also of Michigan City was a passenger in the Nash vehicle.


Childers reportedly suffered an upper body injury and was taken to a hospital but later died. 


Nash told investigators his visibility was reduced from snow and windy conditions.  The other driver, Dennis Pulver, 69, of La Porte complained of upper body pain but refused further medical treatment.


Nash was not injured, police said.  According to police, alcohol was not a factor in the collision. 

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