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Valparaiso man dies in crash on Joliet Road

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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.

According to 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.

Malone was 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 said.

“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.

 

Posted 2/24/2014