LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A La Porte man has died following a single-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in La Porte County.
La Porte County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash in the 2000 block of US 35 in rural Pleasant Township around 3:00 p.m.
Investigators said Joseph Freese, 41, died in the crash after the vehicle he was driving left the northbound lanes of US 35 for an unknown reason and struck a tree.
Freese was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing and authorities are awaiting the results of a toxicology test.
Indiana State Police, La Porte County EMS, La Porte County Coroner’s Office and the Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the crash.