Officer recuperating after crash that destroyed police vehicle

A La Porte County Sheriff’s vehicle was destroyed in a crash on U.S. 20 in Rolling Prairie on Friday night that left a deputy injured. After extrication, Capt. Andy Hynek was airlifted to a South Bend hospital. He was released early Saturday and is recuperating at home.

ROLLING PRAIRIE — A La Porte County Sheriff’s captain said he cried when he saw photos of the crash in which he was injured Friday night because he realizes how lucky he was to survive.

“Friday night’s crash could have produced a very different outcome,” Capt. Derek Allen said in a statement on the crash on U.S. 20 that left 20-year veteran Capt. Andy Hynek injured.

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