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One killed, at least 15 hurt after crash involving tour bus in LaPorte County


One man has died after police say he crossed the centerline and collided with a tour bus in LaPorte County.

It happened Wednesday afternoon on US20, just west of the intersection with State Road 2.

Police say a truck driven by John Kollak from Griffith, Indiana crossed the centerline and collided with an eastbound Royal Excursions bus.

Police say the bus ended up going off the road and around 100 yards into a field.

The LaPorte County Sheriff's Department says at least 15 people on the bus were taken to the hospital. All the injuries of those on the bus are said to be non-life threatening.

Officers estimate at least 100 first responders were called to the scene, working in shifts due to the cold.

One lane of US20 in each direction is now open in the area of the accident as crews continue to work to remove the bus from the field.

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