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Wyoming man arrested for deadly crash in Indiana

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Posted at 4:15 PM, Jan 02, 2023

LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. — A 19-year-old man from Wyoming, Michigan, has been arrested in connection to a deadly crash in Indiana.

He's been identified as Jordan M. Morrisey.

Police say the crash occurred on Sunday around 12:30 a.m. in LaPorte County, Indiana, about three miles from the Michigan border.

According to Indiana State Police, Morrissey was driving west on I-94 near the 42 mile-marker, and he was reaching high speeds.

Another car was also traveling west on I-94, police say, and approached a curve at the same time as Morrissey.

Morrissey, who was in the left lane, veered into the other car's lane and sideswiped it.

The car was thrown off the road, crashing through a guardrail down an embankment.

Police say three people were injured in the crash— two were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and a female passenger was found unresponsive at the scene.

The woman was taken to the hospital, but she passed away from her injuries.

She has been identified as 73-year-old Sarah J. Cantrell from Lake Station, Indiana.

Meanwhile, police say they performed field sobriety tests on Morrissey. Investigations revealed evidence of recent drug use inside his vehicle, and police also traces of alcohol could be smelled on Morrissey's breath.

After completing the field sobriety tests, Morrissey was offered a certified chemical test for intoxication, and agreed to have blood drawn.

Morrisey was taken to the LaPorte County Jail for processing. He has been preliminarily charged with the following six offenses:

  • Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death- Level 4 Felony
  • Operating While Intoxicated Causing Serious Bodily Injury- Level 5 Felony
  • Operating While Intoxicated Endangering- Class A Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Marijuana- Class B Misdemeanor
  • Operating While Intoxicated- Class C Misdemeanor
  • Minor Consumption of Alcoholic Beverage- Class C Misdemeanor

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