Indiana State Police investigating fatal crash involving LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office vehicle

UPDATE: Police say 21-year-old Melissa Collins drove the police vehicle from the scene. Officers later found the vehicle submerged in water in a ditch. Collins was pronounced dead in the vehicle. 


LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. - Thursday morning, the Indiana State Police Lowell Post was contacted by LaPorte County Sheriff Ron Heeg to assist in investigating a fatal crash.

Authorities say the crash involved a LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office vehicle. 

The identity of the deceased has not been released. 

Officials say once all witnesses have been interviewed and the investigation has been concluded, additional information about the crash and what led to the crash may be released by the Indiana State Police and the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office.

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