LaPorte County deadly crash victim identified by police

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The man killed in a single-vehicle crash in LaPorte County on Tuesday night, March 1, has been identified.

An autopsy determined that 48-year-old Anthony Peterson of Crown Point died of blunt force trauma, according to Capt. Michael Kellems with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on S.R. 8 near C.R. 50 West.

The 38-year-old Hannah woman seriously injured in the crash remains hospitalized at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

Alcohol was a factor in the crash, Kellems said. Peterson had a blood alcohol content level of 0.12 percent and the woman had a BAC of 0.21 percent, he said.

Police are still investigating to determine who was driving the vehicle.

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