A Kentucky resident
was killed Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of McCool
Road and C.R. 875N in Portage Township, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police
The victim was
identified as Lisa Barnes, 56.
police, at 11:18 a.m. Barnes’ granddaughter, a 17-year-old girl also from
Kentucky, was eastbound on C.R. 875N when she failed to yield right-of-way
at the intersection of McCool Road and collided with a second vehicle
northbound on McCool Road.
The girl’s 2008
Chrysler Town & Country was struck on the passenger’s side by a 2015 Jeep
Cherokee driven by Celenia Schmitt, 37, of Portage, police said.
Barnes, riding in
the front passenger’s seat, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
girl driving the Town & Country escaped serious injury. The PCSP has not
released her name.
The three other
passengers in the Town & Country--all of them from Kentucky as well--were
injured, one of them seriously, a 14-year-old boy who was airlifted to Comer
Children’s Hospital in Chicago police said. The other two passengers, a
17-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl, were treated for minor injuries at
Porter Regional Hospital, police said.
injury, police added.