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teen involved in crash dies

Thursday, August 02, 2018 07:30 AM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News


A teenager seriously hurt in a motor vehicle crash earlier this week in

LaPorte has died.

The crash happened Monday night.

Police say 18 year old Georgann Schindler of LaPorte was a passenger in a car when the

driver stopped at Wal Mart and went inside.

Police say Schindler got behind the wheel of the 2007 Mini Cooper....and took off.....

A short time later....she was across the center line when striking head on

a vehicle stopped to make a lefthand turn in the 300 block of E. Lincolnway.

Police say Schindler was unresponsive and airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend with

internal injuries.

She died the next day.

The driver she hit was Barbara O'Drobinak of Whiting.

She was taken by ambulance complaining of pain to her legs and back.

Police say a blood test revealed alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash.

But, the driver who went into Wal Mart reported she and Schindler smoked marijuana

at Fox Park before pulling up to the chain store.
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