Wednesday, October 03, 2018 4:56am- Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle crash at US 41 north of CR 600 N (Conrad curves).


Preliminary investigation indicates a 2011 Hyundai driven by a 25 year old Chicago, Il woman was traveling northbound on US 41.  For unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway and came in contact with a guardrail.


The crash resulted in the fatality of the 25 year old driver.  A 23 year old Chicago woman was transported by ambulance with serious injuries.  A 3 year old was also transported with unknown injuries.


Names of those involved are being withheld at this time pending family notification.


The cause of the crash remains under investigation.  Anyone that may have witnessed the crash is encouraged to call Deputy Wallace 219-474-6081 Ext 3104.


Northbound US 41 was closed for approximately 2 hours.  As of 7:39am the scene remains active for clean up, temporary lane closures and restrictions can be expected for the next hour.


The Newton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Newton County EMS, Newton County Coroner’s Office, Lake Township Fire, Lincoln Township Fire and Morocco Fire.



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