LA PORTE COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — Angela Oehmen, 36, and her son, Joseph Oehman, 14, of Wanatah, Indiana, have been identified as the victims in a Tuesday double-fatal vehicle crash in La Porte County.

Angela, 36, and her 14-year-old son, Joey, were both killed in a vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer Tuesday morning near Wanatah.


According to reports, Angela was operating a vehicle on US-30 near Wanatah, when the vehicle was struck by a trailer that had come detached from the semi around 7:50 a.m. Tuesday.

The mother and son were pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.

A second teenage passenger, Jacob Oehmen, was transported to an area hospital with unknown upper body injuries.

The semi driver was uninjured in the wreck.

A GoFundMe was been opened to help family members with funeral and other expenses.

Hi my name is Heather Stockton. I am creating this go fund me for my cousin Bryant who lost his wife and son this morning in an awful car accident. I can’t imagine what they are going through. My heart is breaking for them. I am asking out of the kindness of your heart if you could donate anything. The family would appreciate anything. Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: La Porte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 111,467. The county seat is the city of La Porte, and the largest city is Michigan City. This county is part of the Northwest Indiana and Michiana regions of the Chicago metropolitan area – Wikipedia.