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Officer injured in crash while leaving site of fatal crash

LA PORTE, Ind. -- A La Porte Police officer was injured in a crash Monday evening while leaving the site of a fatal crash, according to the La Porte Police Department.

Around 9:45 p.m., Officer Trent Mamazza was leaving the scene of the fatal crash at J and 6th streets to inform a state highway employee the road could be reopened.

About a block from the scene, Officer Mamazza swerved to miss an object in the road on SR 2 West and struck a utility pole.

Officer Mamazza was taken to the La Porte Hospital for treatment of injuries to his head and arm.

Officer Mamazza was transferred to South Bend Memorial Hospital where he is stable.

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