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Identities of Thursday LaPorte County Crash Released

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The 68 year old woman is expected to recover from her injures after the Michigan City woman failed to stop at a LaPorte County intersection Thursday afternoon and her vehicle collided with a garbage truck, killing her husband, and their golden retriever. LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan says 70 year old David Riggs, of Michigan City, the front seat passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene, due to massive blunt force trauma. The driver, Barbara Riggs, was airlifted to a South Bend hospital, and remains hospitalized. Sullivan says the garbage truck was empty at the time of the crash, with a three-man crew, none of which were injured, when it collided with the vehicle, at the intersection of County Road 300 North and Johnson Road, near LaPorte.
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