Police identify drivers of deadly LaPorte Co. crash, possible road rage
Posted: May 18, 2015 6:32 PM EST | Updated: May 18, 2015 9:06 PM EST
The sheriff's office says the crash may have started as a road rage incident near Valparaiso on SR2 and continued into LaPorte County.
The two vehicles turned from CR800 S onto CR600 W and the vehicle driven by 38-year-old Michael Edwards attempted to pass the vehicle driven by 21-year-old Bryan Baker.
The two cars collided and Baker's vehicle went off the side of the road and into a field.
Edwards' car went off the west side of the road, struck a utility pole and came to a rest in a farm field.
Baker was transported to IU Health LaPorte where he was treated and released.
Blood draws indicated each driver had a trace of alcohol in their system.