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MICHIGAN CITY — Police were on the scene of a fatal, single-vehicle crash Thursday night in front of Michigan City High School. 

Michigan City Police Chief Mark Swistek said he got the call about 7:45 p.m. of a report of a crash near the 8000 block of Pahs Road, not far from Canterbury House Apartments.

One person died, he said.

Police urged drivers to avoid Pahs Road from Johnson Road and Woodland Avenue while police investigate.

Other information, including the victim's age or gender, was not immediately available. It's unclear if the driver had any passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash. 

Power was knocked out in the area due to the crash, according to a Facebook post by the police department. NIPSCO is working to restore power. 

Police remained on scene as of 8:30 p.m., Swistek said. 


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Lauren covers breaking news, crime and courts for The Times. She previously worked at The Herald-News in Joliet covering government, public policy, and the region’s heroin epidemic. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.