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Driver who died in Toll Road crash identified

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – Indiana State Police have identified the man who died in a 2-vehicle crash on the Indiana Toll Road Monday morning.

ISP has identified the victim as Richard McNamara III, 48, of Valparaiso.

The crash happened around 9:17 a.m. near eastbound mile marker 71, just west of the South Bend exit. 

ISP Trooper Ruiz confirmed a white van driven by McNamara collided with the rear of a semi. The driver of the semi was 42-year-old Jose Navar of Berkeley, Illinois.

Navar was merging onto the Toll Road, with hazard lights flashing, when McNamara did not slow or change lanes, causing the collision. 

McNamara died at the scene.


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