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Jackson Township man dies of crash injuries

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A Jackson Township man critically injured earlier this month in a crash on U.S. Highway 6 in Jackson Township has died of his injuries.

Daniel Winn, 36, died on Friday afternoon at Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus, Porter County Coroner Vicki Deppe told the Chesterton Tribune today.

According to the Porter County Sheriffís Police, at 3:29 p.m. on May 13 Winn was westbound on U.S. 6, approaching C.R. 350E, when he crossed the center line and struck a tree on the south side of the road on the front driverís side quarter panel. Police said that Winnís 1998 Ford Windstar then flipped onto its roof and struck another tree, causing Winn to be ejected as the vehicle spun off the second tree and came to rest on its roof.

Winn sustained head and neck injuries, police said.

Police also said that Winn registered a blood alcohol content of .294 percent on a blood test conducted at the hospital, nearly four times the legal limit of .08 percent.

Also injured in the crash were Winnís front-seat passenger, Connie Shupe, 34, of Jackson Township, who sustained an arm injury, police said; and two children, aged 4 and 6, who complained of head pain. All three passengers were treated at Porter hospital.



Posted 5/27/2009