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Trucking Accident Results in Triple Fatality Near South Bend

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A semi-truck crashed into a small sedan causing a fatal accident.

The slick, snowy weather conditions near South Bend, IN played a devastating role in the death of three women this weekend. A fatal car crash involving a westbound 2008 Pontiac G6 was struck on the passenger’s side by an eastbound semi-truck hauling steel coil.

LaPorte County Police Captain, Mike Kellems shares, “What sequences of events led up to that, we don’t have the answer for that right now.” He further indicated that drugs and alcohol have been ruled out as a possible cause. 

The accident took place on U.S. 20 near Rolling Prairie, and though traffic was allowed to continue after the crash, roads were later closed to clean up the wreckage. This triple fatality is the second one of 2017 on that stretch of road. Kellems reported, “If the weather is bad and the traffic volume is high, we need to slow down and pay attention to our driving.”

The events of this accident are tragic and our deepest condolences extend to the families of those involved. 

As accident and injury attorneys serving people state-wide, specifically those residing in the Fort Wayne and South Bend areas, it is our passion to see Hoosiers safe and well-cared for; especially when it comes to matters of justice.

Vehicle accidents are scary and often threaten someone’s sense of security and overall quality of life. We take it upon ourselves at Boughter Law Office to step in so you can get back to taking care of what matters – you. Don't hesitate to contact us if you find yourself in need of legal advice regarding an accident.


Source: South Bend Tribune

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