Two killed in head-on crash in LaGrange County

LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) The driver of a car who witnesses say was speeding died after he crashed head-on into another car early Monday afternoon, according to the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department.

The crash took place just before 1 p.m. on State Road 9, just south of the Indiana-Michigan border.

Police say Lawrence E. Rodgers, 66, of Sturgis, Michigan, was traveling south at a high rate of speed when he drove off the west side of the road. He then steered back onto the road, veered left of center and then struck a Buick driven by Edith Marie Dwight, 77, of Wolcottville.

Both Dwight and Rodgers were pronounced dead at the scene.

Indiana State Police are handling the investigation.