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ISP: Two brothers airlifted after crash near Portage

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Two Shelby Township, Mich., brothers were airlifted on Tuesday after the car in which they were riding rolled over on I-94 in Porter County, the Indiana State Police said.

According to police, at 2:38 p.m. Salvador Paramo, 47, of Shelby Township, was eastbound on I-94 at the 16.4 mile marker, west of the Portage exit, when a “red car” began to veer into his lane. Paramo advised police that he swerved left to avoid the red car, left the roadway on the inner shoulder across the rumble strip, over-corrected, and then lost control. Paramo’s 2003 Saturn Vue then rolled over.

Paramo’s front-seat passenger, his son, Richard Paramo, 18, was partially ejected and had to be extricated. He was airlifted to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill., with internal and head injuries, police said.

Paramo’s back-seat passenger, his older son, Salvador Paramo Jr., 23, was ejected from the vehicle and came to rest in the left lane. He also was airlifted to Advocate Christ, with head injuries, police said.

All eastbound lanes were closed until around 4 p.m.—with traffic being directed off Ripley Street—to land the two air-ambulances and for investigation and cleanup.


Posted 12/19/2012