One dead after a vehicle and semi-tractor crash

LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. – A crash involving a car and a semi-tractor left one person dead and one person injured late Sunday morning.

LaPorte County Officials reported to the crash at the intersection of State Road 8 and CR 875 West.

The driver of the car failed to yield to the semi-tractor, officials said.

The semi-tractor hit the car in the intersection forcing it off the roadway and into a ditch.

Two passengers were in the car and were airlifted to South Bend Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the car Rhyann Sikora, 17, died at the hospital.

Officials say the other passenger in the car remains hospitalized.

The driver of the semi-tractor was not injured in the crash.

All persons involved were wearing seat belts and officials said alcohol was not believed to be a factor.

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