(Porter County, IN) - According to a report taken by Porter County Police, a fatal motor vehicle crash in the area has been blamed on a sneeze by the surviving driver.
The crash happened Friday evening on U.S. 6 between Valparaiso and Portage. The deceased was identified as David Klemp, 61, a resident of the area where the collision occurred. The unidentified driver who caused the crash told police he was repeatedly sneezing when he rear-ended the other vehicle.
Klemp was discovered trapped in a small pickup truck and had to be extricated from the vehicle, authorities stated, ultimately succumbing to his injuries despite life-saving attempts.
Police said the driver at fault did not have any alcohol in his bloodstream.