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Woman dies of injuries sustained in 49 crash

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A LaPorte woman has died of injuries sustained in crash on Tuesday, March 22, at the intersection of Ind. 49 and C.R. 600N in Center Township.

Muriel J. Summa, 67, died at 9:46 a.m. Friday in the Intensive Care Unit of Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus, Porter County Coroner Vicki Deppe told the Chesterton Tribune today.

According to the Porter County Sheriff’s Police, at 4:29 p.m. on March 22 Summa was eastbound on C.R. 600N when she proceeded from the stop sign at the intersection of Ind. 49, apparently in an attempt to reach the median, and was struck by a second vehicle southbound on Ind. 49.

The driver of the second vehicle, Kayla M. Fleming, 19, of Chesterton, complained of pain to her leg and her passenger, Anne R. Sharpe, 16, also of Chesterton, complained of chest pain, police said.

Summa was the third person to die last week in crashes on Porter County roads.

Lisa M. Abramson, 35, of Jackson Township, died Thursday in a weather-related accident when she struck a concrete bridge support for the Indiana Toll Road in the area of C.R. 400E and C.R. 950N in Jackson Township. And William Maller, 82, of Knox, died on Thursday as well, also in a weather related accident, after a vehicle in which he was riding left the roadway in the area of Ind. 8 and C.R. 300E in Pleasant Township and struck a bulldozer.


Posted 3/31/2008