Michigan City High School student, 17, killed in one-car crash

A 17-year-old Michigan City High School student was killed near the school Jan. 25, 2018, when the car he was driving left Pahs Road and struck two utility poles and a brick pillar, ejecting him from the car.

The teen’s name was not released by Michigan City Police, who said he was traveling at a high rate of speed at about 7:30 p.m. when the accident occurred at the entrance to the Canterbury Apartment Complex. He was driving a 2000 Volkswagen Passat. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The crash caused a widespread power outage that took most of the night to restore.

“Chief Mark Swistek and staff are deeply saddened over this tragic accident and express their sincere condolences to the family,” an MCPD press release stated. “Lieutenant Jeff Loniewski, commander of the traffic division, is continuing to investigate the cause of this accident.”

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