Driver charged with reckless homicide in July 2020 fatal crash

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. -- A driver has been charged with reckless homicide and involuntary manslaughter for a for crash that happened in July 2020, according to the La Porte County Sheriff's Office.

John R. Niego, 60, was arrested on March 26 on charges of reckless homicide, involuntary manslaughter, two counts of criminal recklessness and aggressive driving.

On July 24, 2020, just before noon, deputies were dispatched to the 8200 block of US 6 for a crash. When they arrived, they found one of the drivers, 29-year-old Taren Abair, dead at the scene.

The sheriff's office Fatal Alcohol Crash Team was activated to conduct an investigation.

As a result of that investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for the other driver, Niego, on March 22.

Niego turned himself in on March 26.

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