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[ISP] Porter County Crash Sends Two to the Hospital
Start Date: 4/9/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 4/9/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description

Porter County-An early morning crash sent two people to local hospitals.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Lawrence McFarrin revealed that a 2009 Mitsubishi, driven by Alfonso Luna, Junior, 26 of Michigan City, was east bound on I-94 near the 27 mile marker (this is one mile east of the Chesterton exit), when Luna began changing lanes from the middle to the left lane. Luna’s Mitsubishi struck the right rear of a 2005 Dodge Caravan, driven by Victor Lopez, 53 of Valparaiso. This caused Luna to lose control and hit the concrete median barrier. The Mitsubishi then ricocheted off the barrier while spinning out of control back into the eastbound travel lanes. Luna’s vehicle then hit a 2006 GMC Denali, driven by James Golden, 27, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, who was in the middle lane.

The Mitsubishi came to a stop partially in the right lane. Due to the collisions, Luna’s lights were not working and the Mitsubishi was struck in the rear by a 2001 Chevrolet, driven by Tina Mulinaro, 49, of Valparaiso.

Luna was taken to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Michigan City with complaint of back pain. Mulinaro was taken to Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso with complaint of body pain and possible broken ribs. Golden complained of pain to his left knee and refused medical treatment. Lopez was not injured.

Alcohol or drugs were not considered a factor.

Luna was cited for Following too Closely and Mulinaro was cited for False/Fictitious Registration.

The Mitsubishi and Mulinaro’s Chevrolet were totaled. Lopez’s Dodge and Golden’s GMC both received approximately $2,500 in damages.

Assisting: Chesterton Fire and Westchester EMS

Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. Ann Wojas
Phone: 219-696-6242
Porter County crash
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