Details just released on July 16 fatal crash


LAGRANGE – The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department withheld details of a fatal crash for eight days.

A news release on Monday was accompanied by a note saying the deputy who investigated the crash wanted to be sure family members of 46-year-old Sammy Parisi of Angola were notified.

The crash happened Sunday, July 16th at 12:33 p-m.

Parisi was riding a motorcycle northbound on State Road 3 near County Road 200 South. A southbound SUV driven by 27-year-old Megan Hopkins of Lagrange crossed the center line and struck the motorcycle. The SUV continued on into the cemetery, damaging several monuments.

Parisi died at the scene.

The deputy cited Hopkins for driving left of center.

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