Three people from Valparaiso, including a teenage boy and two 20-year-old women, died in a crash Thursday in northwest Indiana.
The multi-vehicle crash happened about 1:35 p.m. west of 625 County Road 130 in Union Township, according to a statement from the Porter County coroner’s office.
The driver of the vehicle, 17-year-old Mathew Shupe, and the front-seat passenger, 20-year-old Morgan Rodd, died at the scene, the coroner’s office said.
A rear-seat passenger, 20-year-old Olivia Ogiego, was airlifted to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead, the Porter County sheriff’s office said in a statement. Ogeigo died from her injuries, and her death was ruled an accident, according to autopsy results from the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
They were all inside a 2001 Ford Focus during the crash, the sheriff’s office said. An investigation is ongoing.