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Driver Flees Building Crash

(Westville, IN) - A hit and run driver crashed into a building in Westville over the weekend on Friday night at Parkman Storage Units.


La Porte County Police said it appears the vehicle turned from Indiana 2 onto Coulter Road, before immediately leaving the roadway.


The vehicle then traveled across a rock-filled ditch before crashing into two units and damaging others due to the vehicle making contact with interior walls once inside the structure.


“There’s probably at least five units up there that have damage from this one hit,” he said.


The vehicle traveled at an angle for about 50 feet before making impact with the storage building.


Parkman said the vehicle was traveling fast enough to drag more than a dozen limestone rocks measuring six inches in diameter out of an eight foot wide ditch to a nearby parking area.


He estimated the cost of repairs at about $7,500. 


So far, no suspects have been reported.  Parkman said he’s willing to give $500 to anyone with information leading to the driver.


It’s believed the crash occurred sometime between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

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