South Bend

UPDATE: Police ID driver killed in US 20 car-semi crash

Published On: Feb 24 2014 09:58:09 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 24 2014 04:40:54 PM CST
LaPorte county fatal

WSBT Photo // Annie Chang


Police have identified the person killed in a car-semi crash on US 20 in LaPorte County Monday.

Police say around 9:35 a.m. (CST), a tractor-trailer was driving east on US 20 when a Saturn car entered the intersection from the south on US 35.

The car was struck by the semi and caused both vehicles to cross the median and slam against a guard rail along the westbound lane of US 20.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. He's identified as 28-year-old Javier Florez of rural Michigan City.

Both US 20 and 35 were closed for several hours before finally reopening shortly after 3:30 p.m. CST.