Two-vehicle fatal accident involving a semi in LaPorte - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

UPDATE: Two-vehicle fatal accident involving a semi in LaPorte County


Police have identified a driver killed in a two-vehicle crash in LaPorte County Monday morning. Police tell FOX28 News a car and a semi-truck collided at the intersection of US-20 & US-35, just east of I-94, around 9:30am Central Time.

Police say a Saturn, driven by 28-year-old Javier Florez of rural Michigan City, was heading north on US-35 when a semi truck heading east collided with it.  The impact sent both vehicles across the median and into a guard rail.  Police says Florez was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was not seriously injured. 

Part of the highway was closed while crews were at the scene. It has since reopened. 

The crash is still under investigation, and police say toxicology tests are pending.

The LaPorte County Sheriff is asking anyone who might have seen the crash while driving to contact them at 219-879-3530.

UPDATE: Initial reports from police said the accident involved more that two vehicles.  That information has been changed.

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