A Michigan City
woman has died of injuries sustained on Saturday in a two-vehicle accident
on US. Highway 6 in Jackson Township, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police
The victim was
identified as Nanette Howard, 55.
Howard was a
passenger on a motorcycle struck head-on by a passenger car, police said.
police, at 7:38 p.m. Rachel Dover, 24, of Clarksville, Tenn., driving a 2005
Chevrolet Cobalt, was southbound on C.R. 550E when she attempted to turn
left onto eastbound U.S. 6 and struck head-on a motorcycle westbound on U.S.
Operating the 1990
Harley Davidson Sportster was Donald McCarthy, 68, of Chesterton. Neither
McCarthy nor his passenger, Howard, was wearing a helmet, police said.
airlifted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., with serious
head and leg injuries, police said. At 2 a.m. Sunday the Cook County Medical
Examiner’s Office informed the PCSP that Howard had died of her injuries,
transported to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary with head and
foot injuries, police said.
Dover, the driver
of the Chevrolet Cobalt, was take into custody on preliminary charges of
operating while intoxicated-causing serious bodily injury, two counts,
police said; and was issued a citation for failure to yield right of way and
refusal to submit to a certified chemical test.
charge of OWI-causing death is pending with the Prosecuting Attorney’s
Office, police said.
Also responding to
the scene were the Liberty Township Volunteer and Westville fire
departments, Porter Regional Hospital EMS, a UNCAN helicopter and crew
(University of Chicago Aeromedical Network), INDOT, and Joe’s Towing Inc.