85-year-old crash victim dies after crashing into trees

2014-03-03T19:00:00Z 2014-03-03T19:43:08Z 85-year-old crash victim dies after crashing into treesStan Maddux Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
March 03, 2014 7:00 pm  • 

An 85-year-old man has died after crashing into several trees near Michigan City.

LaPorte County Police said Monday that James Downs died after suffering a massive stroke at Memorial Hospital in South Bend where he was flown after the accident.

Police said the department learned Feb. 23 that he died after his life support was turned off Feb. 15 after the stroke.

The Michigan City area man sustained multiple fractures in the Feb. 12 crash on County Line Road near 400 North.

Paramedics believe he may have suffered a diabetic reaction just prior to the collision in his 1999 Ford Ranger pick up truck, said police.

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