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ISP: PCSP deputy in chain reaction crash on Indiana 149

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A Porter County Sheriff’s Police deputy was involved in a three-vehicle accident on Saturday on Ind. 149 in Liberty Township, the Indiana State Police said.

According to the ISP, at 4:25 p.m. PCSP Deputy Tim Bell, 37, was northbound on Ind. 149 when, in the area of C.R. 652N, he rear-ended a second vehicle which had stopped in traffic. The ISP said that the force of the impact drove the second vehicle into the rear of a third.

The driver of the second vehicle, a 2017 Subaru Outback, was Edward Allande, 80, of Valparaiso. The driver of the third vehicle, a 1995 Jeep Cherokee, was Lawrence Caronch, 20, of Valparaiso.

Allande had to be extricated from his vehicle, the ISP said, and was subsequently transported by ambulance from Porter Regional Hospital to Rush Hospital in Chicago with a head injury. Bell and Caronch were also transported to PRH and later released.

The ISP said that Caronch originally stopped on northbound Ind. 149 when he saw a large lampshade in the middle of the road and that Allande stopped behind him. Bell--who was driving a fully marked 2015 Ford Explorer--“failed to see that Allande had stopped his car,” the ISP said.


Posted 10/9/2017




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