A Michigan City
woman died on Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 12, Burns
Harbor Police are reporting.
The victim was
identified as Courtney Deming, 24.
police, at 11:19 a.m. Deming was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by
Nicholus Wilke, also of Michigan City, who was eastbound on U.S. 12 when,
just west of West Oakhill Road, he crossed the center line and collided with
a semi-tractor trailer westbound on U.S. 12.
Deming was trapped
inside the vehicle and subsequently pronounced dead at the scene, police
said. Wilke was transported to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary,
then later airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center.
The operator of the
semi escaped injury, police said, and the roadway was closed for
approximately six and a half hours.
The cause of the
crash remains under investigation, with assistance from the Portage PD crash
reconstruction team. The BHPD expressed its