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.