Woman dies in Saturday morning crash


A Knox woman died in a La Porte County crash Saturday morning, Jan. 23, according to a La Porte County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Lorie A. Myers, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her car caught fire after hitting a tree when she failed to navigate a curve, police said. The crash happened at about 1 a.m. on Ind. 39 south of CR-1800S in rural Prairie Township. Deputy William Masterson, first to respond, found the 2015 Hyundai Tucson engulfed in flames.
The car had left the southbound lane of Ind. 39 and traveled straight off the roadway along an embankment for approximately 309 feet before hitting the tree.
Also responding were Sgt. James D. Arnold, Deputy Michael Sweet, Knox-Center Township Fire Department, Hanna Township Volunteer Fire Department, La Porte County EMS, La Porte County Coroner’s Office, and John’s Garage.

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