Lake County pays $8,300 for repairs after coroner's crash

2012-11-28T20:00:00Z 2012-11-28T20:47:03Z Lake County pays $8,300 for repairs after coroner's crashBill Dolan bill.dolan@nwi.com, (219) 662-5328 nwitimes.com
November 28, 2012 8:00 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | A recent traffic accident involving Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey has cost the county about $8,300 in repairs.

Lake County Attorney John Dull said Frey was on official business at 1:15 p.m. Nov. 9 while driving a county-owned black 2002 Ford Explorer in the westbound lanes of U.S. 30 near Tyler Court in Merrillville.

Frey said a line of cars in front of her unexpectedly began braking and turning.

Frey said she also tried avoid an accident, but her vehicle rear-ended a blue 2007 Dodge Caravan. Neither she nor nor the other driver, a 28-year-old Valparaiso man, reported being injured.

Lake County Attorney John Dull said the county paid about $4,800 for repairs to the county vehicle and $3,500 for repairs to the other car and provided the other driver with a rental car during the repair process.

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