The woman who died
in a one-vehicle accident on Sunday in Burns Harbor has been identified.
Coroner Chuck Harris released the name of the victim on Monday afternoon:
Patty Linson, 52, of South Bend.
According to the
Burns Harbor Police Department, around 3 p.m. Linson was westbound on U.S.
Highway 20--having just exited westbound I-94--when her vehicle left the
roadway to the north and entered a ditch, then struck a utility box, flipped
onto its roof, and collided with a vehicle parked in the Bosak Chevrolet
dealership at 239 U.S. 20.
Burns Harbor and
Chesterton firefighters performed a difficult extrication but Linson was
pronounced dead at the scene at 3:13 p.m., Harris said.
The Portage Police
Department is handling the crash reconstruction, while the results of a
routine toxicology screen are pending.