Fatal Crash Reported in Eastern LaPorte County


A motorcycle crash has claimed a life in LaPorte County, and an investigation is ongoing.

The crash was reported on State Road 2 in the area of County Road 600 E. According to investigators, a group of five motorcycles was travel State Road 2 when there was confusion about where to make a turn. One of the motorcyclists hit the breaks, causing them to lose control.

The two riders were ejected from the vehicle. The driver of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet and sustained non-life threatening injuries, but was transported to South Bend Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The passenger, identified as 42-year-old Maralouise Warner of Mishawaka, was not wearing a helmet and died as a result of her injuries. Warner was riding with her husband at the time of the crash.

No criminal charges are pending.