Deputy’s car struck twice while responding to accident

LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind.— A LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle was hit twice while responding to an accident on US 30 Sunday afternoon.

According to a Facebook post, Deputy Michael Sweet was assisting a disabled vehicle when his car, parked on the westbound shoulder of US 30, was stuck twice by two vehicles that lost control.

The sheriff's office said these accidents were due to drivers traveling at speeds much too fast for weather conditions.

Authorities stressed the importance of caution while driving due the snowfall making road conditions dangerous and slippery throughout the area.

According to dispatch, the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office responded to around 15-20 weather related crashes and slide-offs since the snow began early Sunday afternoon; especially around I-94 and the toll road.

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