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Jackson Twp woman dies in crash; three children injured

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At least two motorists died in separate weather-related accidents on Thursday, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.

The first victim has been identified as Lisa M. Abramson, 35, of Jackson Township. The PCSP has not released the name of the other victim, a male subject, who died in a crash in Pleasant Township.

According to police, at 5:33 p.m. Abramson was southbound on C.R. 400E in a 2004 Lincoln Navigator in which three unrestrained children were her back-seat passengers. Just south of C.R. 950N, in Jackson Township, Abramson left the roadway to the east and struck a concrete bridge support for the Indiana Toll Road, police said.

Abramson was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by the Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department. She was pronounced dead at the scene of severe head and neck injuries, police said.

All three children in Abramson’s vehicle were injured and transported to area hospitals, police said: Tristan Abramson, 7, of Jackson Township, complained of chest pain; Ariel P. Biegel, 6, also of Jackson Township, sustained an incapacitating injury to the head; and Hayley Edmonds, 8, of Jackson Township as well, sustained an injury to her abdomen. Information on their status was not immediately available this morning.

No one in the vehicle was wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, police said.

Investigators have not completed their reconstruction of the accident but believe it to have been weather-related, as snow and ice had begun to accumulate on the roadway, police said. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the reconstruction team at 477-3170.

Meanwhile, only a few minutes earlier in the area of Ind. 8 and C.R. 300E in Pleasant Township, a male subject also died in a crash, police said. As of deadline today, no information on that crash had been released. Police did say that investigators believe that accident to have been weather-related as well.



Posted 3/28/2008