Driver name released in fatal drunk driving accident

LaPorte Co., Ind. One person is dead and another injured after an early Saturday morning wreck in LaPorte County.

It happened around 5:45 a.m. in the 6000 block of CR 525 West in Springfield Township.

Luqman Oda, 33, was driving with a BAC of .224, more than three times the legal limit, when he rounded a curve, crossed the center line and went off the roadway.

His car slammed into a large tree, causing heavy damage to the driver's side.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His passenger was taken to St. Anthony’s hospital in Michigan City. Their name was not released.

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