Michigan City man dies in car crash near LaPorte

A Michigan City man was killed Thursday afternoon after his wife crashed their car into a garbage truck.

The wreck happened around 1:15 central time at the intersection of Johnson Road and County Road 300 north, near LaPorte.

According to the LaPorte County Coroner, a Chevy Impala pulled into the path of a Michigan City garbage truck.

The three city workers inside the truck were not hurt, but the two people in the Chevy were pinned under the wreckage.

David Riggs, 70, was pronounced dead at the scene, as was the family dog, a golden retriever that was riding in the back seat.

His wife was airlifted to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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