Chesterton Tribune



CFD responds to I-94 crash; victim airlifted

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Information was still sketchy this morning on a two-vehicle accident on I-94 late Tuesday, in which one person was airlifted to hospital.

Capt. Aimee Gilbert of the Chesterton Fire Department told the Chesterton Tribune today that firefighters were dispatched at 9:53 p.m. to the eastbound lanes of I-94 at the 29 mile marker, after a passenger vehicle had rolled down an embankment and come to rest on its roof.

Gilbert had no further information about the crash, except that a semi appeared to have been involved.

“Heavy extrication” was needed, Gilbert said, to remove the two front-seat passengers, who had been forced partially into the back seat by impact. Both the rear doors were removed as well as the driver’s side B-post and the passenger was subsequently airlifted from the scene to an unknown hospital, Gilbert said.

A third passenger in the vehicle escaped with minor injuries.

Also responding to the scene were the Indiana State Police and Porter and LaPorte county EMS personnel.

As of deadline the ISP had not released a report on the crash.

The CFD cleared the scene at 11:30 p.m.



Posted 1/29/2014