Griffith teen killed in crash
By Teresa Auch schultz email@example.com June 4, 2013 8:54AM
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.