A Liberty Township man died on Sunday in a one vehicle accident on Meridian
Road, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.
Police identified the victim as Lee Gast, 26, who was pronounced dead at the
According to police, at 3:18 a.m. Gast was southbound on Meridian Road,
approximately 700 feet from C.R. 700, near the old ski lodge, when he
crossed the center line and struck a utility pole.
Gast was partially ejected from his 1997 Chevrolet Blazer.
Police said that the results of a routine toxicology screen, conducted by
the Porter County Coroner’s Office, are pending.