• October 27, 2023

Teenager Killed in Semi-Truck Accident on U.S. 6 in LaPorte County, IN

LaPorte County, IN — October 26, 2023, a teenager was killed following a semi-truck accident that happened around 7:10 a.m. along U.S. Highway 6.

Authorities with the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office said that the accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. 6 and South 425 West.

Teenager Killed in Semi-Truck Accident on U.S. 6 in LaPorte County, IN

According to reports, a 16-year-old was in a Ford Pickup traveling westbound along the highway. From oncoming lanes, it appears a semi-truck attempted to make a left turn off U.S. 6 onto County Road 425. Doing so, it's alleged that the truck failed to yield to the pickup, resulting in a collision.

The 16-year-old driver died as a result of the collision. There were no other reported injuries resulting from the accident. While the official cause of the crash is not confirmed, some outlets say that the semi-truck didn't have "enough distance" to make the turn before the collision occurred.

I'm at least encouraged to see authorities state one way or another they think this happened because of a mistake on the truck driver's part. They can often be less committal after a deadly wreck. But what stood out to me is that they said this without any indication of what they're doing about it. They claim what happened and who was responsible, but they don't say anything about consequences. A kid died here. Doesn't that warrant more attention?

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