Valparaiso man, 65, killed in rural northwest Indiana crash

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A 65-year-old Valparaiso man was killed in a crash Saturday afternoon in rural northwest Indiana.

Sheriff’s officers were called to the crash at 2:43 p.m. at State Road 2 and County Road 450 East in Washington Township, according to the Porter County sheriff’s office.

Bruce Evers was driving north on the county road in a Chevrolet Impala and was struck by 2004 Ford F250 pickup headed east on the state road as he pulled into the intersection, the sheriff’s office said.

The pickup, driven by a 29-year-old Westville, Indiana man, collided with the driver’s side door of the Impala, killing Evers upon impact, the sheriff’s office said.

A 19-year-old Valparaiso man who was a passenger in the pickup was taken to Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso for a complaint of “pain to his entire body,” the sheriff’s office said. The driver was not hurt in the crash.

Police said the pickup had the right of way at the intersection.

State Road 2 was shut down for about two hours while Porter County authorities investigated the crash. Routine toxicology tests were pending and no citations were issued Saturday.

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