A woman who died on
Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle on U.S. Highway 20 in Burns
Harbor has not yet been identified, Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris told
the Chesterton Tribune today.
The crash occurred
around 3 p.m.
Burns Harbor Town
Marshal Mike Heckman said that the woman had just exited westbound I-94 and
was westbound on U.S. 20 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 another vehicle parked in the Bosak Chevrolet dealership at
239 U.S. 20.
The Burns Harbor
and Chesterton fire departments both responded to the scene for what CFD
Capt. Rudy Jimenez described as a “very involved” extrication.
The woman was
subsequently pronounced dead at the scene at 3:13 p.m., Harris said.
As of this morning
the woman had not been positively identified, Heckman said, but she’s
believed to have been a resident of LaPorte County. The Portage Police
Department is handling the crash reconstruction, Heckman added.
No autopsy has been
scheduled and the results of a routine toxicology screen are pending, Harris