Arrest made in deadly LaPorte County crash

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One person has been arrested in connection to a crash back in June that killed one and injured three others.

On June 13, police were called to the area of U.S. 20 and Pinetree Drive, just before 6:30 p.m. for a report of a crash.

When officers arrived they found one of the involved drivers unresponsive and trapped inside his vehicle.

The driver was identified as 19-year-old Malachi Young of Michigan City. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police activated the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team who discovered 22-year-old Michael Murphy of Hobart was allegedly responsible for the crash.

Murphy has been charged with the following:

OWI causing death (three counts)
OWI causing serious bodily injury (six counts)
Reckless homicide

Murphy surrendered himself at the LaPorte County Jail where he is being held on a $20,010 cash-only bond.


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