LOWELL, Ind. (AP) - Police in northwestern Indiana say a woman and her baby
were killed after she lost control of her SUV on a slick highway and slid
into the path of a semitrailer.
The Lake County coroner’s office says 37-year-old Stacy Walstra of Hebron
and 1-month-old Jace Walstra both suffered fatal blunt force trauma injuries
in Thursday’s crash.
The sheriff’s department says icy road conditions on Indiana 2 near the town
of Lowell likely caused Walstra’s SUV to fishtail and cross into oncoming
traffic. The semi driver wasn’t hurt.
John Bryant tells The Times of Munster he heard the crash near his farm
along the highway and saw a deputy pull the baby from the wreckage. Bryant
says he wishes highway crews had treated the highway earlier in the day.