A Valparaiso man
was killed on Saturday in a one-vehicle accident on Joliet Road in Center
Township, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.
The victim was
identified as Michael Malone Jr., 22.
police, at 3 a.m. Malone was westbound on Joliet Road when, west of C.R.
250W, his 1991 Dodge Stealth slid across the center line, rolled onto its
roof, and struck a tree.
pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His passenger, Ryan Allison, 22,
also of Valparaiso, was transported by a passerby to Porter Regional
Hospital, where he was being treated in the Intensive Care Unit, police
“The roadway in the
area of the crash was extremely icy due to the snow melt runoff and
overnight freezing temperatures,” police said. “Speed and roadway surface
conditions appear to be contributing factors in the crash.”
The results of a
routine toxicology screen are pending, police said.