Two-vehicle crash in La Porte County leaves two children dead

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LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. --Deputies responded to a two-vehicle injury crash at 12:42 p.m., on May 25, 2024, at the intersection of County Road 900 West and Joliet Road. 

A black 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer pulling a U-Haul trailer was going south on CR 900 West, disregarded the intersection stop sign, and collided with a red 2011 Ford F250 pickup truck, that was going east on Joliet Road. 

The driver of the Chevrolet, 41-year-old Luis De Leon Muniz of Justice, Ill, and the driver of the Ford, 47-year-old Casey L. Krivak of La Porte, were both transported to area hospitals for upper body injuries. 

Four other passengers were riding in the Chevrolet. 36-year-old Norma Atempa sustained an upper body injury and was transported to an area hospital.

A 16-year-old girl also sustained an upper body injury and was transported to a regional hospital.

An 11-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl were both pronounced dead at the scene. 

Toxicology tests results are pending.

This crash is currently under investigation. 

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