Driver dies after Lincolnway crash July 30

Press release issued Aug. 6, 2018, from LaPorte Police:

The LaPorte Police Department is investigating an accident that occurred in the 300 block of East Lincolnway at around 10:44 p.m. July 30, 2018. Officers located a Mini Cooper sitting in the middle of the roadway with front end damage. The driver of the Mini Cooper was unresponsive and medics and fire were requested to the scene. Also located was a minivan with front end damage in the Autozone parking lot.

Both drivers were transported to LaPorte Hospital for treatment. Once at LaPorte Hospital, the driver of the Mini Cooper was airlifted to South Bend Memorial, where she later passed away due to her injuries.

With information provided from witnesses and positioning of vehicles on scene, it is believed that the Mini Cooper crossed the center line, striking the mini van, but it is unknown why this occurred. Neither driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

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