Cedar Lake woman, 24, dies in M'ville crash

2014-04-12T16:45:00Z 2014-04-12T23:02:09Z Cedar Lake woman, 24, dies in M'ville crashJoseph S. Pete joseph.pete@nwi.com, (219) 933-3316 nwitimes.com

MERRILLVILLE | A 24-year-old Cedar Lake woman died early Saturday after a car crash in Merrillville.

Melissa Barker died of blunt force trauma suffered during a motor vehicle accident, the Lake County coroner reported. The fatal crash occurred about 1:45 a.m. Saturday in the 9500 block of Colorado Street, near the Deep River.

The coroner's office was summoned to the scene at 3:10 a.m. Saturday and pronounced Barker dead at 3:30 a.m.

Merrillville police said it was a single-vehicle crash and are investigating its cause.

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