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One dead after three-car wreck caused by sneezing fit

One particular person died late Friday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash in Liberty Township that police stated was caused by a driver having a sneezing fit.

David Klemp, 61, of Valparaiso, died on the scene, in response to the Porter County Sheriff’s Department.

The wreck occurred simply after 5 p.m. on U.S. 6 between Indiana 149 and County Road 200 West in entrance of Arbor View Animal Hospital, in response to a launch from the Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department posted on the division’s Facebook web page.

A driver instructed police he was touring west on U.S. 6 when he had a sneezing fit, inflicting him to sneeze thrice. He instructed police he didn’t notice a second car was stopped in site visitors and struck the rear of that car.

The second driver instructed police he was westbound on U.S. 6 as nicely and was stopped ready on a car to show left into the animal hospital when his car was struck from behind by the primary car.

That, the motive force instructed police, pushed his automotive into the trail of an eastbound car, which police stated was pushed by Klemp.

Police stated the primary driver, who had the sneezing fit, didn’t present indicators of impairment and consented to a transportable breath take a look at, which confirmed no alcohol in his system.

As Liberty Township firefighters had been responding to the crash, a Portage ambulance was en route again to the town from the hospital when the decision got here out and had been capable of render assist, in response to the hearth division.

Two autos had been left closely broken and disabled within the roadway and a 3rd car left closely broken within the ditch alongside U.S. 6.

Additional fireplace resources had been known as to the scene, in response to the hearth division, and extrication was wanted for Klemp, who was trapped.

The occupants of the opposite autos had been handled on scene and declined additional medical remedy.

The crash stays underneath investigation by the Porter County Sheriff’s Department.

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