Sheriff officers responded to a serious injury crash on Tuesday, at around
9:06 p.m., involving two vehicles which met head-on near US Hwy. 6 and CR 75
investigation shows a green 1991 Pontiac Firebird, driven by 53 year old
Portage resident (whose name is not being released at this time pending
family notification) was traveling westbound on US 6, when the vehicle began
to fishtail and went left of center.
The Pontiac then
slid counter-clockwise and ran into an eastbound red 2003 Kia Sorento,
driven by 43 year old Portage resident Sarah Goodenough.
unable to avoid the collision.
The driver of the
Pontiac Firebird was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the
vehicle. Both subjects were transported to Porter Regional Hospital with
serious injuries. The driver of the Pontiac Firebird was later airlifted to
Christ Lutheran for internal injuries.
the Pontiac Firebird reported they observed the vehicle fish-tailing on the
roadway prior to the crash. A warrant is being requested on the driver of
the Pontiac Firebird for OWI Prior Level 6 Felony and OWI A-Misdemeanor for
driving in a manner that endangers a person.