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Victim in fatal US 12 crash identified

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The woman who died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 12 in Westchester Township has been identified.

After deadline on Wednesday, Porter County Coroner Cyndi Dykes identified the victim as Sarah Jensen, 30, of Michigan City. She was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, Dykes said.

According to the Porter County Sheriff’s Police, at approximately 9 p.m. Jensen was eastbound on U.S. 12 when, 1100 feet east of Tremont Road, she lost control, left the roadway to the south, and struck the end of the guardrail. Jensen’s 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche then rolled over an unknown number of times before coming to rest upright against the guardrail.

The PCSP said that Jenson appears to have been “traveling at a high rate of speed, due to the yaw marks in the roadway.”

Jensen was wearing both lap and shoulder restraints at the time of the crash, the PCSP added.

The Chesterton and Porter fire departments, the Indiana State Police, and Northwest EMS (formerly Porter Regional Hospital EMS) all responded to the scene.


Posted 12/10/2020





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