La Porte County Sherriff's Police are investigating an early morning crash that took the life of the driver and inured a pasenger in Springfield Township.
According to reports, at around 5:41 a.m., Saturday, July 27th, deputies from the sheriff's office responded to a crash involving a 1997 Silver Honda Civic and a tree in the 6000 N. block of County Road 525 West. Police say evidence indicates that the SUV was traveling southbound on County Road 525 West and failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The vehicle then crossed the center line leaving the roadway and striking a large tree.
The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The injured passenger was taken to a Michigan City Hospital for treatment.
The driver's identity is being witheld pending next of kin. At this time, the toxicology test results have not yet been obtained and the crash remains under investigation.