A South Bend
resident was arrested Tuesday on a charge of leaving the scene of an
accident causing bodily injury after a vehicle crash at the corner of U.S.
20 and Howe Road, Porter Police said.
police, at 6:19 p.m. Steven Donnell Gaines II, 23, was seen heading west on
U.S. 20 in his vehicle after witnesses reported to police that he was
involved in a collision with another vehicle. Witnesses described his
vehicle as a gold Toyota Corolla and advised that Gaines had entered
westbound U.S. 20 from northbound Mineral Springs Road at a high rate of
speed when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a second vehicle on the
rear passenger side, police said.
Police said that
the suspect vehicle was located and stopped by Burns Harbor Police about ten
minutes later traveling westbound on Interstate 94 in a construction area.
Police said Gaines
advised he fled because he was currently on parole for robbery and did not
want to go back to prison.
Gaines’ vehicle had
major front end damage and was missing the front bumper, police said.
transported to Porter County Jail.
Police said that a
passenger in the victim vehicle complained of hip pain and was transported
to a medical facility by Porter EMS for treatment.
the total damage of Gaines’ 2003 Toyota Camry and the victim vehicle, a 2008
Nissan Armada, at up to $10,000.