Two persons were injured on Friday in a one vehicle accident on I-94 in
Porter County, the Indiana State Police said.
According to police, at 8:17 p.m. Andrew Vanderwerf, 22, of LaPorte, was
eastbound on I-94, at the 31 mile marker three miles west of the Michigan
City exit, when he fell asleep at the wheel, crossed all lanes of traffic,
awoke and attempted to correct, then lost control of his 2005 Pontiac G6.
The vehicle left the roadway, ran into a ditch, and struck a billboard pole,
Vanderwerf and his passenger, Sarah M. Vanderwerf, 22, also of LaPorte, were
transported to Saint Anthony Hospital in Michigan City with
non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Both were wearing seatbelts.
Chesterton firefighters responded but no extrication was necessary and the
CFD cleared the scene at 8:33 p.m., Capt. Rudy Jimenez said.
told the Chesterton Tribune today.