Sheriff’s department issues update on deputy injured in crash


The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following update on Capt. Andy Hynek, a 20-year LCSO veteran who was injured late Friday night in a crash on U.S. 20 near CR-450 East.

“Saturday Captain Hynek rested comfortably at his residence throughout the day. By late afternoon, he was walking freely without any assistance. As of midday today, he is still very stiff and sore. Captain Hynek, along with the men and women of the LCSO, publicly thank the citizens of La Porte County and beyond for the support, kind words of encouragement and all the prayers.

“Friday night’s crash could have produced a very different outcome. Many are convinced, including Captain Hynek, that an angel was riding with him this Father’s Day weekend.”

Hynek was driving a department-issued vehicle when he was struck by another vehicle late Friday night, resulting in Hynek having to be extricated from his car and airlifted for medical treatment. He was released from South Bend Memorial Hospital the following morning.

Police determined that Hynek was traveling west on U.S. 20 in his agency-issued blue 2017 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor when a white 2020 Mack tandem axle truck, driven by James V. Futch, 50, of Dallas, Tex., was traveling south on CR-450 East. Police said Futch failed to yield and began to cross the highway directly into the path of Hynek’s vehicle. Hynek was unable to avoid colliding with Futch’s truck.





3 Responses to “Sheriff’s department issues update on deputy injured in crash”

  1. AJ Serafin

    Jun 22. 2020

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. Thank you for your service

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  2. Gail Rae

    Jun 22. 2020

    Thank God for His angels who are on patrol as steadfastly as our patrol officers!!
    Stay safe!!

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  3. Margaret

    Jun 23. 2020

    Mr. Hynek glad you are getting better,so thankful it was not worse. You don’t know me but if your dad is Stan Hynek and Aunts Julie and Rosie they are friends of mine. Rosie was in my grade at school. My Aunt married their Uncle Ralph I think that is how they were related. Just glad to hear you are alright. I am worried about all Police officers these days, this stuff should not be happening.Stay safe out on the street. Crazy times.

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