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PCSP: Two dead in Indiana 2 head on crash

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Two persons died in a head-on crash on Sunday on Ind. 2 in Boone Township, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.

The victims were identified as Laurel Donner, 56, of Valparaiso; and Jessica Trzepacz, 33, of Michigan City.

According to police, at 7:30 p.m. Donner was southbound in the 700 west block of Ind. 2 and Trzepacz was northbound when they collided.

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene, police said, and both had to be extricated from their vehicles.

Donner’s, passenger, John Donner, 62, also of Valparaiso, was transported to Porter Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

“The investigation is still ongoing to determine which vehicle drove left of center,” police said.

The Porter County Coroner’s Office will conduct routine toxicology screens, police added.

The PCSP was assisted at the scene by the Valparaiso and Hebron police departments, the Hebron, Boone Grove, and Lakes of Four Seasons fire departments, Porter EMS, and the Coroner’s Office.


Posted 2/17/2014