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A Wanatah man was seriously injured Tuesday in a single-car crash on Ind. 2, just south of Valparaiso, police said.

Chad Bailey, 46, was driving a white 2011 Toyota Prius north on Ind. 2 about 5:45 p.m. when he struck a utility pole just north of Heavlin Road, Porter County sheriff's police said.

Bailey was unconscious when police arrived.

A Lutheran Air helicopter initially was requested, but was unable to fly because of the weather, police said. Bailey was taken to Franciscan Crown Point Health hospital with a serious head injury.

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Speed and road conditions likely contributed to the crash, police said.

The road was shut down for several hours while NIPSCO repaired utility poles and wires downed during the crash.

A separate crash occurred when a truck hit a downed pole, police said. No injuries were reported in that crash.

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