Chesterton Tribune

Correction on I80 crash story

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A story on the front page of Wednesday’s edition of the Chesterton Tribune mistakenly identified the off-duty police officer who stopped a suspected drunk driver early Wednesday morning on I-80 in Lake County as an Indiana State Police trooper.

In fact that off-duty police officer is not a member of the ISP but reportedly a member of the Calumet City Police Department.

While the off-duty police officer was conducting a traffic stop on the suspected drunk driver, a trucker swerved to avoid hitting her squad car, parked behind the suspect vehicle but partially in the right lane. A second trucker then rear ended the first one.

That second trucker, Dennis C. Schulze, 50, of Beloit, Wis., was airlifted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., with life-threatening injuries.

The name of the off-duty police officer has not been released.

The Tribune regrets the error.



Posted 6/21/2012