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Nathan Legler, 19, dies in crash on US 6

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A Jackson Township man was killed on Saturday in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 6 in Jackson Township, Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris is reporting.

The victim was identified as Nathan T. Legler, 19.

At 3:55 a.m. Legler was eastbound on U.S. 6, just west of Westville, when his 2004 Infiniti “diverted from the roadway to the north” and struck a utility pole on the driver’s side door, Harris said.

“Evidence at the scene shows Legler lost control of the vehicle on the wet pavement and went left of center,” the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.

Legler was extricated from the vehicle by the Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department but was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force injuries, Harris said.

Legler was the vehicle’s sole occupant.

The results of a routine toxicology screen are pending.



Posted 3/27/2017




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