Man airlifted after Monday afternoon crash

2013-12-24T11:35:00Z 2013-12-24T15:22:13Z Man airlifted after Monday afternoon crashTimes Staff nwitimes.com
December 24, 2013 11:35 am  • 

BURNS HARBOR | A Portage man was airlifted Monday afternoon following a crash on U.S. 12 between Oak Hill and Allegius roads.

According to Porter police Lt. John Lane, Jeffrey Williams, 22, of Portage was eastbound on U.S. 12 around 12:14 p.m. Monday when he turned in front of a westbound semi tractor trailer.

Lane said it is unknown why Williams made the left turn into the path of the semi.

Williams, who was driving a silver 2000 Nissan, was airlifted by UCAN from the accident scene to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., with lacerations and a partially collapsed lung.

Williams was listed in fair condition Tuesday morning.

The 2013 Mack semi, loaded with Gypsum, was driven by Roger Fox, 71, of Hebron. Fox received minor lacerations on his hand, but was not transported.

There were no indications of impairment and nothing appeared out of order with the tractor trailer, Lane said.

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



About Beverly Shores

Police Department

500 S. Broadway
Beverly Shores, Ind.
46301
(219) 879-8800

Fire Department

500 S. Broadway
Beverly Shores, Ind.
46301
(219) 879-9104

About Burns Harbor

Police Department

1240 N. Boo Road
Burns Harbor, Ind.
46304
(219) 787-9412

Fire Department

308 Navajo Trail
Burns Harbor, Ind.
46304
(219) 787-8591

About Chesterton

Police Department

726 Broadway
Chesterton, Ind.
46304
(219) 926-1136

Fire Department

702 Broadway
Chesterton, Ind.
46304
(219) 926-7162

About Dune Acres

Town Hall

One East Road
Dune Acres, Ind.
46304
(219) 787-1900

Fire Department

550 Beam Street
Porter, Ind.
46304
(219) 926-1226

About Porter

Town Hall

303 Franklin Street
Porter, Ind.
46304
(219) 926-2771

Police Department

50 Francis Street
Porter, Ind.
46304
(219) 926-7611

About Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
1100 N. Mineral Springs Road, Porter IN 46304
Visitor Information - 219-926-7561