Lake Station woman dies from injuries sustained in crash on I-94

Chevrolet Cobalt. Indiana State Police Chevrolet Colorado. Indiana State Police
LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. - A Lake Station woman has died from injuries sustained in a crash on I-94 early on New Year's Day, according to Indiana State Police.

At 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, dispatch received a call of a crash with injuries on westbound I-94 near mile marker 42. This is approximately three miles west of the Indiana/Michigan state line.

The preliminary investigation found that a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt was driving at a high rate of speed in the far-left lane of I-94 when it merged into another lane and sideswiped a 2019 Chevrolet Colorado as the two vehicles drove on a curve of the road, according to state police.  

The impact caused the Colorado to drive off the right side of the road, through a guardrail, and down an embankment, state troopers said.

The driver and front seat passenger of the Colorado were treated for life-threatening injuries.

A back-seat passenger of the Colorado, identified as 73-year-old Sarah J. Cantrell, was found unresponsive at the scene and died while being treated for her injuries at the hospital, according to reports.

The driver of the Cobalt, identified as 19-year-old Jordan M. Morrissey of Wyoming, Michigan, was charged with the following:

  • Felony operating while intoxicated causing death
  • Felony operating while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury
  • Misdemeanor operating while intoxicated endangering
  • Misdemeanor possession of marijuana
  • Misdemeanor operating while intoxicated
  • Misdemeanor minor consumption of alcoholic beverage
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