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.