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Man dies in crash in LaPorte County

La Porte County Sheriff's deputies confirm one man was killed in a rollover crash Tuesday night. The call came into police around 11:15 CST that a truck had veered off the road and landed on its side along S.R. 8 and C.R. 500 W.

When police got there, they found a black 1999 Dodge Ram on its side with both occupants ejected from the vehicle.

The man was pinned under the cab of the truck and was deceased.

The female occupant was found a short distance from the vehicle unconscious.

She was taken to La Porte Hospital and later transferred to South Bend Memorial in critical condition.

Deputies say the truck was traveling east of CR600 on SR8 when it left the north side of the road. It traveled along a ditch, then hit an embankment.

Deputies said it did not appear either occupant used a seat belt.

The road was icy and there was blowing snow at the time of the investigation.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the case, according to the sheriff's department.

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