A LaPorte woman was
seriously injured on Tuesday in a one-vehicle accident on I-94 in Porter
County, the Indiana State Police said.
police, just before 11 a.m. Jeremy Morgan, 33, of Michigan City, was
westbound on I-94, just east of the Portage exit, when he lost control of
his 2008 Mazda pickup truck, which left the roadway and rolled at least four
times before coming to rest on its roof by a fence near the tree line.
Morgan, who was
wearing his seatbelt, sustained minor injuries but his passenger, and
sister, Jessica Ann Morgan, 25, of LaPorte, was airlifted from the scene
with life-threatening injuries to Christ Advocate Hospital in Oak Lawn,
Ill., police said.
Both east- and
westbound traffic was closed for a short time for the landing and take-off
of the helicopter.
“The Indiana State
Police would like to remind motorists that wind and sub-zero temperatures
may cause icy/black ice conditions on the roadways, especially on bridges
and ramps,” police said.