Chesterton Tribune

Liberty man dies in Meridian crash

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A Liberty Township man died on Sunday in a one vehicle accident on Meridian Road, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.

Police identified the victim as Lee Gast, 26, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, at 3:18 a.m. Gast was southbound on Meridian Road, approximately 700 feet from C.R. 700, near the old ski lodge, when he crossed the center line and struck a utility pole.

Gast was partially ejected from his 1997 Chevrolet Blazer.

Police said that the results of a routine toxicology screen, conducted by the Porter County Coroner’s Office, are pending.



Posted 4/27/2009