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ISP: Two injured in crash on I-94 in LaPorte County

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Two persons were injured Sunday in a one-vehicle accident on I-94 in LaPorte County, the Indiana State Police said.

According to police, at 2 p.m. Gayle L. Jenkins, 57, of Merrillville, was westbound on I-94, at the 39 mile marker west of the LaPorte exit, when a black SUV merged abruptly into her lane, causing her to swerve to the left. Jenkins lost control of her 2004 Buick Rendezvous, hit the concrete median barrier wall, ricocheted, crossed all lanes of westbound traffic, and came to rest on the outer shoulder, police said.

The black SUV continued westbound without stopping, police said.

Jenkins sustained non-life threatening injuries to her back, while her passenger, Linda Adamczewski, 61, of Gary, sustained non-life threatening injuries to her neck, shoulder, and leg, police said. They were both transported to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Michigan City.

“Because they were wearing their seatbelts and airbags were deployed, this greatly reduced the severity of their injuries,” ISP Master Trooper Dave Miller said.

The right lane of westbound I-94 was closed for around an hour.


Posted 5/13/2013