“Tragic Crash Claims Life of Allan M. Vanblaircom in La Porte County”

By | July 18, 2023



La Porte County deputies responded to a single vehicle personal injury crash at the intersection of State Road 2 and Old State Road 2. The crash involved a black 2014 GMC Sierra pickup truck that had left the roadway, traveled into a deep ditch, and came to rest in a field.

Two occupants were identified at the scene. One of them, Allan M. Vanblaircom of Valparaiso, had sustained an upper body injury. He was transported to Northwest Health – Porter Regional Campus for medical treatment. However, it was later reported that Vanblaircom had succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

The other occupant of the vehicle was identified as Ashlee S. Perrin of Skokie, Illinois. The circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation by the members of the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT). Toxicology test results are pending.

The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office has not released any further information about the incident due to its ongoing investigation. The FACT team will continue to investigate the crash and determine the factors that led to it.

Crashes like these serve as a reminder of the importance of safe driving practices and the potential consequences of reckless behavior on the road. It is crucial for drivers to remain attentive, follow traffic laws, and avoid distractions or impairments that can compromise their ability to operate a vehicle safely.

As more information becomes available about the crash, it is expected that the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office will release updates. In the meantime, it is advised for residents to stay informed about road safety measures and to exercise caution while traveling..