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Liberty man killed in accident on Indiana 49

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A Liberty Township man was killed in a two vehicle accident on Friday at the intersection of Ind. 49 and C.R. 600N, the Porter County Sheriffs Police said.

The victim was identified as Steven W. Smith, 55.

According to police, at 12:11 p.m. Smith, in a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer, was westbound on C.R. 600N and attempting to cross the southbound lanes of Ind. 49 when he was struck by a second vehicle southbound in the left lane of Ind. 49.

The driver of the second vehicle was Walter A. Noah, 51, of Chicago.

Noah advised police that he attempted to swerve his 2009 Chevrolet HHR to the right but was unable to avoid collision.

The crash remains under investigation, police said.



Posted 9/19/2011