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Deputies release name of man killed on US20 Tuesday morning


La Porte County deputies are investigating a deadly crash that happened on U.S. 20 Tuesday morning.

The La Porte County Sheriff's Department was called to US 20 near CR 300 East at 4:50 a.m. CDT for a two vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed 54-year-old Paul Borkowski of South Bend was traveling west on US 20 when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a Ford F-150 that was traveling east on US 20.

Borkowski died at the scene.

The driver of the Ford, 51-year-old Joel Lewis of La Porte, was taken to the hospital for pain to his chest.

Deputies said Lewis is a Tribal Police Office employed by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Police Department. He was off duty at the time of the crash.

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