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Crash On I-94 In LaPorte County Claims One LIfe

Feb 12, 2020
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Indiana State Police released information about a crash Wednesday afternoon on I-94 that killed on person.

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Today the St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's office released new information in the pursuit and fatal crash from Friday that followed a police chase. The driver police were chasing is still at large and has not been named, but some of the others who were riding with him have been charged. Charging documents provide some more clues as to why police may have been chasing the vehicle in the first place. The documents indicate that those who have been arrested are accused of having a role in setting up a meeting with a victim by using Tinder with a plan to to lure the victim in with the promise of exchanging sex for money, but once the victim gave over the money, to run away with it before any sexual activity took place. The victim told police he dove from his own moving vehicle for fear of being murdered. 

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CLOVERDALE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana police are investigating a crash involving a Tesla car that rear-ended a fire truck parked along Interstate 70, killing an Arizona woman and seriously injuring her husband.

Indiana State Police say 25-year-old Derrick N. Monet of Prescott Valley, Arizona, was behind the wheel of a 2019 Tesla in western Indiana's Putnam County on Sunday when he failed to the see the fire truck parked along the highway and plowed into its rear.

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ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — Michigan health authorities are reporting a 6th fatality linked to Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

Berrien County Health Department officials said Monday the victim was one of two people who contracted the mosquito borne virus. The death occurred Saturday.

Cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis first appeared in West Michigan at the end of August. The virus has been reported in Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties. The outbreak has resulted in 10 human cases and 46 animal cases.

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A New Carlisle homeowner awoke to find wreckage on their property Sunday morning. Police found the body of the driver 60 feet away.

One Dead In Fatal Fiery Crash On Toll Road

Apr 27, 2019
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A 22-year-old Chicago man is dead after crashing this morning on I-80/90.

The man who died is identified by Indiana State Police as James J. Ariel. He was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu (pictured) at the time of the crash.  

It happened at the entrance ramp from I-65 north bound to where the Toll Road merges to I-80/90 west bound. First responders were unable to gain entry into the car due to the intense fire.