Two Killed In Crash During Blizzard In NW Indiana

CROWN POINT (STMW) — The blizzard appears to have claimed two lives in northwest Indiana Tuesday night.

A 17-year-old DeMotte teen, Matthew Tayler, and a fellow passenger from Northwest Indiana whose name is being withheld pending family notification died from their injuries Tuesday night. Their car collided with a tractor-trailer on Indiana 10 near County Road 558 East.

Newton County Sheriff’s Office said the car likely pulled into the path of the truck and that the weather appeared to be a factor.

The driver of the truck, Kenneth Linck, 64, of Janesville, Wis., and a passenger were not injured. Taylor and the other person were transported to Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point, where Taylor died from blunt force trauma.

  • Kala

    I am sorry for ur loss :( this is sooo sad

  • Timothy James Schruben

    He was a good friend

  • Katelyn Emily Robson

    matthew was my best friend In the world I could tell him anything and now I miss him soo much :(

  • roger

    that stinks

  • roger

    must stink

  • Ray

    To whomever wrote this:
    1st of all there is still an on going investigation with Newton County as to what actually happened.
    But mostly, you write an article about someone who has tragically died, and you don’t even have the common sense to make sure you spell his name correctly, its TAYLER no TAYLOR, which is odd because you got it right at fist, then decided to spell it wrong. Your a great journalist, do us all a favor and stop writing, or at least get your facts straight and proof read.

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