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Dense fog cited in fatal crash

KINGSFORD HEIGHTS, Ind. – A northern Indiana coroner says dense overnight fog likely caused a car crash that killed a 20-year-old woman.

LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan pronounced Amanda Lovins dead at the scene of the early Monday’s crash on rural roads, ruling that she died from blunt force trauma.

WSBT-TV reports ( that the car of the Hamlet, Ind., woman crashed about 1:10 a.m. Monday when it left the roadway and crashed into a cement drainage culvert.

Sullivan said that at the time of the crash there was “very heavy pea soup thick fog” covering the area. He says that fog had reduced visibilities along the roadway where Lovins crash to less than one car length.

LaPorte County and other northern Indiana counties remained under dense fog advisories Monday morning.