A Portage woman
died on Thursday of injuries sustained in an accident on Ind. 149 in Portage
Township, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.
The victim has been
identified as Irline Marie Holley, 69.
police, at 1:49 p.m. Holley was eastbound on C.R. 700N when she disregarded
a red light at the intersection of Ind. 149. Police said that Holley’s 1997
Pontiac Grand Prix was then struck on the driver’s side by a flatbed truck
loaded with concrete forms southbound on Ind. 149.
subsequently transported by South Haven EMS to a landing zone for airlifting
to an unspecified trauma center but died of her injuries at the scene,
The driver of the
2004 Kenworth, Jesus Garcia-Valdez, 27, of Calumet City, Ill.--who police
said had the right of way--escaped injury.
Ind. 149 between
U.S. Highway 6 and C.R. 600N was closed for approximately two hours.
The results of a
routine toxicology screen on Holley are pending, police said.