Woman ejected from SUV after being struck by driver who then fled

A Crown Point woman was ejected from this vehicle Monday afternoon after the rear of the SUV was struck by a pickup truck. Police are searching for the truck and its driver, who fled the scene of the crash.

HOBART — Police are seeking the driver of a white pickup truck which struck an SUV on Interstate 65 Monday afternoon, sending that driver to the hospital.

According to Indiana State Police, the crash happened at 3:45 p.m. Monday in the southbound lanes of the interstate just north of 61st Avenue.

Preliminary investigation show a blue 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe was struck in the rear by a white pickup truck, causing the Tahoe to hit the center median wall and spin out of control. The driver was the Tahoe, Timika T. Cobb, 43, of Crown Point was ejected from the SUV. She was taken to Methodist Northlake Hospital in Gary with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Witnesses said the driver of the pickup, possibly a Ford, fled the scene. The truck sustained heavy front end damage, specifically to the grill/bumper area.

Anyone with information on this white pickup or witnessed the crash is encouraged to contact Trooper John Landowski at the Indiana State Police Post at 219-696-6242.

Cobb was cited for not wearing a seatbelt. 

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Porter County Reporter

Joyce has been a reporter for nearly 40 years, including 23 years with The Times. She's a native of Merrillville, but has lived in Portage for 39 years. She covers municipal and school government in Porter County.