On Saturday morning, La Porte County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of US 6 and US 421, South Junction to a two-vehicle crash. Deputies arrived at the scene and began the crash investigation. One of the drivers, 89 year old Donald Machler of La Porte, died in this crash. Deputies at the scene requested the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT). Members of FACT responded and have started an open investigation. Alcohol has been ruled out as being a factor in the crash.