Driver killed in collision with tree off US 35

Photo courtesy La Porte County Sheriff\'s Office

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. -- A driver was killed when his vehicle struck a large tree off US 35 Thursday afternoon, according to the La Porte County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to the 2000 block of US 35 at 3:09 p.m.

Investigators say the green Mercedes was traveling north on US35 when it left the roadway and struck a large tree.

The driver was removed from the vehicle and medics provided medical attention to the driver, 41-year-old Joseph Freese.

Freese was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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