Township man died on Monday after losing control of his vehicle on Ind. 49
in Liberty Township, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police is reporting.
The victim has been
identified as Dennis Clem, 63.
police, at 5:22 p.m. Clem was northbound on Ind. 49 when for unknown
reasons, just south of the C.R. 900N overpass, he lost control of his 2003
Jaguar, left the roadway, and entered the median. Clem then traveled between
the north- and southbound lanes until the median gave out onto the CSX
railroad tracks beneath and he “disappeared into the opening,” his Jaguar
landing on the tracks approximately 100 yards from the crossing, police
Clem was pronounced
dead at the scene by the Coroner’s Office.
The results of a
routine toxicology screen are pending, police said.
Assisting at the
scene were the Liberty Township Volunteer and Chesterton fire departments,
Joe’s Towing of Chesterton, and the CSX Railroad.