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Woman dies in crash at US 12 and Tremont Road

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A motorist was killed Tuesday night in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 12 near Tremont Road, the Chesterton Fire Department was reporting.

Porter County Coroner Cyndi Dykes had not released the victim’s name by deadline today, but the Porter County Sheriff’s Police identified her as a 30-year-old woman whose vehicle was registered in Michigan City.

According to the CFD, the crash occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Deputy Fire Chief Nate Williams told the Chesterton Tribune that the woman was eastbound on U.S. 12 when she struck a guardrail on the south side of the road.

On their arrival, firefighters observed a heavily damaged but upright full-size pickup truck which appeared to have rolled down the side of the guardrail. One firefighter made entry into the pickup through the passenger’s side door to control the woman’s cervical spine while other firefighters removed the driver’s side door to allow for extrication, but on assessing the patient medics from Northwest Health determined her to be deceased.

“Medics had requested a helicopter,” the CFD said. “And we had requested Porter Fire to assist in the landing zone setup. Both units were canceled. The truck was secured and fire units cleared the scene” at 9:39 p.m.

The CFD returned to the scene around 11:30 p.m. to assist the Coroner’s Office in removing the woman from the vehicle.

 

 

 

 

Posted 12/9/20

 
 
 
 

 

 

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