MICHIGAN CITY | A 39-year-old man was killed in a car crash that forced closure of Ind. 2 for three hours Friday afternoon, police said.
Officers were called to Ind. 212 and Springland Avenue at 2:27 p.m. for a two-vehicle crash. Police found the driver, Jeffrey S. Jacko, of Chesterton, unresponsive. Jacko was taken to Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.
Jacko was northbound on Ind. 212 in a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier near the entrance to Green Acres Mobile Home Court when he lost control of his vehicle on the snow- and slush-covered road.
Jacko's vehicle continued sliding, crossing the center line and entering the southbound lanes when it was hit broadside by a 1995 Dodge Caravan being driven by a 70-year-old man later identified as Cambron C. Smith, of Michigan City.
The driver of the Caravan was taken to Franciscan St. Anthony Health with injuries that are not life-threatening, police said.
The accident forced closure of Ind. 212 between Tryon Road and Springland Avenue for three hours during the investigation. Police said neither drugs nor alcohol appear to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.