Detectives investigating the hit-and-run of a jogger in Liberty Township
Monday, June 11, have received a number of tips but so far none of them has
panned out, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.
So folks should continue to be on the lookout for a damaged Honda Civic,
PCSP Sgt. Larry LaFlower told the Chesterton Tribune today.
The suspect driver may have garaged the car immediately after the crash or
placed it under a tarp, with plans to have it repaired after the heat is
It’s also possible that the suspect driver has access to another vehicle and
is now using that one. Neighbors, co-workers, or acquaintances of someone
who has customarily driven a Honda Civic but is now driving a different
vehicle should contact Capt. Larry Sheets at 477-3142 or the WeTip hotline
at (800) 782-7463.
And, of course, body shops are also being urged to report a suspicious
The suspect vehicle is an older model Honda Civic, 1992-95, color unknown.
It will be missing a passenger’s side exterior mirror. It will also be
missing the black molding strip on the passenger’s side B pillar, which runs
vertically between the front and rear doors. And it will have sustained
damage to the passenger’s side front bumper and headlight assembly.
Meanwhile, the 21-year-old victim of the hit-and-run is now out of the
Intensive Care Unit and has been moved to a regular hospital bed, LaFlower
According to police, at 9:43 p.m. June 11 a couple was northbound in the
1000 north block of C.R. 200W when they heard screaming. The couple stopped
and found a woman in a ditch on the east side of the road.
The woman—who was wearing a bright orange fluorescent top at the
time—advised police that she was jogging southbound on C.R. 200W but
remembered nothing else until “waking up on the side of the road in pain.”
The woman was hospitalized with two broken vertebra, a shattered ankle, and
a separated shoulder.
Investigators believe that the suspect vehicle was northbound on C.R. 200W
when it struck the woman.