LaPorte Resident Dies in Rollover Crash on State Road 39

A single-vehicle rollover crash has claimed the life of a LaPorte resident. LaPorte County Police say it happened around 8:15 Saturday night on State Road 39 near the ramps to the Indiana Toll Road. Deputies believe a 2005 Ford SUV was heading north on State Road 39, when it left the east side of the roadway, rolled several times, became upright, and traveled back onto 39, before eventually coming to a stop.

A passenger in the SUV, Lawrence A. Homan, 31, was reportedly ejected from the vehicle. Homan was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the driver, Ashley Nicole Kopriva, 28, of South Bend, was taken to the hospital with an upper body injury.

Officers say alcohol and toxicology results are pending, and the crash remains under investigation by the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office Fatal Alcohol Crash Team. Deputies were assisted by the LaPorte County Coroner’s Office, LaPorte County EMS, and the Center Township Volunteer Fire Department.