Chesterton Tribune

Driver in fatal crash on 49 issued a ticket

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Valparaiso City Police said the driver of a semi-tractor trailer was at fault in a Sunday morning collision that resulted in the death of a 91-year-old Liberty Township resident.

Police said they issued a citation to Sampson Boadi, 41, of Columbus, Ohio on a charge of disregarding an automatic signal.

Police said that at 10:57 a.m. at Ind. 49 and C.R. 400N, Boadi was travelling northbound on 49 when he disregarded the red light and struck a vehicle traveling westbound on 400N.

The driver of the westbound vehicle has been identified as Earl Eaton of Liberty Township.

Police said Eaton was transported to Porter Hospital and later died due to the injuries from the crash. The Porter County Coronerís office said Eaton died from blood loss due to multiple injuries to the chest area.




Posted 10/11/2006