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Woman killed Friday in crash on Ind 49

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A Grovertown, Ind., woman was killed Friday after her vehicle was rear ended by a semi-tractor trailer at the intersection of Ind. 49 and Vale Park Road, Valparaiso Police said.

The victim was identified as Adele Nielsen, 78.

According to police, at 11:21 a.m. Nielsen was southbound on Ind. 49, stopped for a red light at Vale Park Road, when trucker Jeffery Mokol, 47, of Hebron, rear ended her.

Mokol advised police that he had “dozed off” for a second and on waking struck Nielsen’s vehicle.

“Numerous witnesses confirmed Nielsen’s vehicle was stopped at the red stop light prior to being struck by Mokol’s vehicle,” police said. “Mokol was not injured in the crash.”

Police said that Mokol was issued a citation for disregarding the stop light.

The crash remains under investigation, at the conclusion of which the case will be forwarded to the Porter County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review.


Posted 6/1/2010