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Driver found lying on ground next to crash, airlifted to trauma center, police say
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Driver found lying on ground next to crash, airlifted to trauma center, police say

Portage crash

A Portage Fire Department battalion chief located the crash, which was near Old Porter Road and Willowcreek Road.

PORTAGE — A crash victim was airlifted after being found next to a vehicle that had wrecked into a tree in a Portage neighborhood Saturday afternoon.

At 2:15 p.m. first responders were called to a report of a crash in the area of U.S. 20 and Willowcreek Road, according to the Portage Police Department.

A Portage Fire Department battalion chief located the crash, which was actually near Old Porter Road and Willowcreek Road.

Ride along with LaPorte Police Specialist Justin Dyer as he patrols the streets of LaPorte.

A single vehicle with heavy damage to its front end was found crashed into a tree. The driver was found lying in the grass near the vehicle, police said.

Because of the nature of the driver’s injuries, first responders requested a medical helicopter to airlift the patient to a trauma center. The crash investigation is ongoing. 

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Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194, anna.ortiz@nwi.com

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