A 16-year-old Union
Township girl was killed on Tuesday after losing control of her car on C.R.
500W in Union Township.
Coroner Chuck Harris has identified the victim as Gabriella Dres.
statements released by Harris and the Porter County Sheriff’s Police, at
2:43 p.m. Dres was southbound on C.R. 500--“at a high rate of speed,” a
witness advised--when, in the area of C.R. 70N, she lost control of her
Mercedes AMG. The car “skidded of the road” and collided with several trees
in an impact which cut the car in half, Harris said.
Dres was wearing a
seatbelt and her airbags deployed but she was ejected in the collision and
came to rest off the roadway.
Office subsequently pronounced Dres dead at the scene.
The result of a
routine toxicology screen are pending and the crash remains under