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Griffith teen killed in crash

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Updated: July 6, 2013 6:18AM



A Griffith man died early Tuesday after his vehicle struck a dump truck, according to Lake County officials.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office pronounced Cody J. Lejeune, 19, dead around 2 a.m. at the scene of the accident in the 1400 block of South Broad Street.

Lejeune was driving a white 2008 Pontiac G6 north on the street when the car crossed the yellow line and struck the dump truck, which was driving south and was carrying asphalt to a local work site, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver of the truck, Todd Blissmer, 51, of Highland, was not injured but was taken to a hospital for mandatory testings, as required by the Indiana Department of Transportation.

The accident happened around 1:15 a.m.



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