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Fatal Head-On Collision

(La Porte County, IN) - A fiery fatal head-on collision outside La Porte remains under investigation. Emergency responders were called earlier on Friday to the area of U.S. 35 and 400 North.


The head-on collision resulted after one of the drivers traveling U.S. 35 crossed the center line.  After impact, the Chevrolet passenger vehicle operated by the deceased burst into flames.


So far, authorities have not released the name of the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene.


La Porte County Police said the other driver, Kevin Baker, 37, of La Porte was extricated from a Chrysler min-van and airlifted to a regional hospital.


Authorities were still waiting for blood tests results to determine if alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident.

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