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CPD: Six hurt in hit-and-run crash on 49

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Chesterton Police are attempting to locate the driver of a blue Jeep Liberty who left the scene of a three-vehicle accident on Tuesday in which six persons were injured.

According to police, at 3:26 p.m. the driver of the Jeep was southbound on Ind. 49 when he rear-ended a second vehicle stopped for traffic north of East Porter Ave. The impact of the collision then forced the second vehicle into the rear of a third.

All three drivers were instructed by responding officers to get their vehicles off Ind. 49 and into the parking lot of the Horizon Bank on Roosevelt Street. All three did so but the driver identified by another of the motorists as the one who caused the initial collision subsequently left the scene without speaking to an officer, police said.

One of the two motorists complained of back pain and the other of shoulder pain. Four passengers in the third vehicle, all of them teens, also reported back pain, police said.

 

Posted 6/13/2013