Greencastle woman dies in Porter County crash
PORTAGE -- A Greencastle woman died Tuesday morning in a head-on collision that also claimed the life of a Porter County teen.
According to The Times of Northwest Indiana, 85-year-old Gayle Brown died at the scene of the two-car crash on U.S. 20 just after 7 a.m.
Also killed was the driver of the other vehicle, 17-year-old Amera Abu-Hakmeh of Portage.
Abu-Hakmeh's 12-year-old sister was transported to Comers Children's Hospital in Chicago where she was in critical, but stable condition on Tuesday, Portage Police Chief Troy Williams told The Times.
Brown was allegedly driving a Buick Regal at a high rate of speed and crossed the center line striking the car carrying the two girls, according to officials. She was westbound in the inside lane of traffic before crossing the center line.
Abu-Hakmeh was driving a 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse eastbound.
The crash was being investigated by both the Portage Police Department and the Porter County Coroner's Office.