A Michigan City man has been charged with OWI causing death and reckless homicide after a
March crash. On March 12, just before 3:30 PM, deputies were dispatched to a personal injury
crash at US 35 and Nicomas Path,. The initial investigation determined 24 year old Eric A. Adair
of Michigan City was operating a passenger vehicle traveling northwest on US 35. Adair’s
vehicle drove left of center, into the southbound lane and crashed head-on with another
passenger vehicle. That vehicle was being operated by 32 year old Nathan Blount of La Porte.
Adair and Blount were both injured and flown from the scene to a regional hospital for medical
treatment. Early the next morning, Blount died at the hospital from injuries sustained in the
The crash investigation continued and on June 1, members of the La Porte County Sheriff’s
Office Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT) submitted their findings to the La Porte County
Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. On June 4, an arrest warrant was issued for Adair. On June 7,
Adair self-surrendered at the La Porte County Jail (LCJ). Adair has been charged with:
operating while intoxicated (causing death), reckless homicide, and never receiving a valid
driver’s license.