IN Man Ryan Greer ID’d As Pedestrian In Burns Harbor I-94 Fatal Semi Strike

PORTER COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — Ryan Greer, of Knox, Indiana, has been identified as the pedestrian struck and killed by a semi-tractor Friday morning on Interstate 94 in Porter County.

Greer, 38, was working on the highway when he was killed after being struck by a big-rig on I-94 near Burns Harbor early Friday morning.

According to reports, Greer was on-foot in the area of I-94 and US-20, when he was fatally struck following the crash of a semi-tractor around 2:15 a.m. Friday.

Greer was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Porter County is a county in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 164,343. The county seat is Valparaiso. This county is part of Northwest Indiana as well as the Chicago metropolitan area. Porter County is the site of the Indiana Dunes, an area of ecological significance – Wikipedia.

IL Woman Obaidah Gresham ID’d As Auburn Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Dump Truck Monday

AUBURN, IL. (THECOUNT) — Obaidah Gresham of Auburn, Illinois, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle on Monday morning.

Gresham, 62, was killed Monday in a vehicle crash at a Casey’s Convenience-store around 11 a.m. Monday morning in Auburn.

According to reports, Gresham exited her vehicle and was on-foot in the parking lot at Casey’s, located at 820 Lincoln St in Auburn, when she was fatally struck by a dump truck that had failed to negotiate a turn.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Auburn is a city in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,771 at the 2010 census, and 4,681 in 2018. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

Overnight Indy Azmyth Recording Studios Shooting Leaves Three Injured

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (THECOUNT) — A total of three people showed up at Indiana area hospitals after being shot at Azmyth Recording Studios in Indianapolis early Thursday morning.

Three people self-transported to an Indiana hospital following a shooting at the Indianapolis recording studio early Thursday morning.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, officers responded to the hospital after three victims arrived suffering from gunshot injuries around 1 a.m. Thursday.

Investigators later determined that the shooting occurred at the recording studio, located at 5210 E 65th St in Indianapolis.

Police say an argument inside the studio continued outside where three people were shot.

The extent of the victim’s injuries was not provided.

No suspect information was provided.

No further information was provided by officials.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with information should contact IMPD or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

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Geo quick facts: Indianapolis, often shortened to Indy, is the state capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. According to 2018 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the consolidated population of Indianapolis and Marion County was 876,862 – Wikipedia.

IN Woman Kristen Laue ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Bloomfield Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

GREENE COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — Kristen Ezizabeth Laue of Bloomfield has been identified as the victim in a fatal single-vehicle crash in Greene County Tuesday morning.

Laue, 36, was killed Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle crash on East Furnace Road near Bloomfield.

According to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, Laue was operating a vehicle traveling East Furnace Road, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway. The vehicle then made contact with a utility pole and rolled over before coming to a rest.

Laue was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The Greene County Ambulance Service, Indiana State Police, Richland Township Fire Department and Bloomfield Fire Department assisted at the scene, reports MyWabashValley.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Greene County is a county in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 33,165. The county seat is Bloomfield. The county was determined by the US Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1930. Greene County is part of the Bloomington, Indiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

PA Man John McElwee Jr ID’d As Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Vehicle Thursday In Hunlock

HUNLOCK TOWNSHIP, PA. (THECOUNT) — John McElwee Jr, of Plains, PA, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle Thursday night in Hunlock Twp.

McElwee, 35, was killed after being hit by a vehicle on state Route 11 in Hunlock Twp. on Thursday night, according to the Luzerne County Coroner’s Office.

McElwee was on-foot in the area of Route 11 when he was fatally struck by a 71-year-old Shickshinny resident around 7:30 P.M. Thursday.

McElwee was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

McElwee’s manner of death was ruled accidental, reports CitizensVoice.

No autopsy was planned.

The Shickshinny resident, who remained on-scene, was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

No one was cited at the scene and no charges had been filed.

Police said the investigation was ongoing.

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Geo quick facts: Hunlock Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,443 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

IN Man Larez Brown ID’d As Victim Found Fatally Shot Wednesday In Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (THECOUNT) — Larez Brown has been identified by the Marion County Coroner as the man shot and killed at a northeast side apartment complex Wednesday.

Brown, 27, was found fatally shot at the Pangea Vineyards Apartments on Ellis Drive in Indianapolis on Wednesday.

The shooting occurred in the 10100 block of Ellis Drive just before 7:30 p.m., according to officials.

Police have not released a motive or a suspect description.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Brown:

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Geo quick facts: Indianapolis, often shortened to Indy, is the state capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. According to 2018 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the consolidated population of Indianapolis and Marion County was 876,862 – Wikipedia.

Woman Found Dead Following Saturday Crown Point House Fire

CROWN POINT, IN. (THECOUNT) — A dead woman was discovered inside a house following a fire that broke out in on Trenton St in Crown Point, Indiana, on Saturday, police say.

The fire started around noon in a home at 754 Trenton St., Crown Point police Chief Pete Land said.

When firefighters arrived on scene, the rear of the house was engulfed in flames. While searching the home after putting out the fire, investigators found the woman’s body in the living room, reports NWITimes.

The Lake County coroner was summoned and the cause of death is unknown at this time, officials said.

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Geo quick facts: Crown Point is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 27,317 at the 2010 census. The city was incorporated in 1868. On October 31, 1834, Solon Robinson and his family became the first settlers to an area that later became Crown Point – Wikipedia.

IN Man Thomas Pinkston ID’d As Victim In Thursday Night Vehicle-VS-Semi Crash

MUNCIE, IN. (THECOUNT) — Thomas Bennie Pinkston, of Muncie, Indiana, has been identified as the victim in a two-vehicle crash near Selma in southeastern Delaware County Thursday night.

Pinkston, 51, was killed Thursday evening crash involving a big-rig on U.S. 35 in southeastern Delaware County.

According to reports, the fatal crash occurred in the 11700 block of South U.S. 35, near the unincorporated community of Mount Pleasant Thursday evening around 7:40 p.m.

Details of the crash are limited at this time, but reports say first responders arrived on scene to find a semi-tractor and a vehicle involved in a crash. A man was reportedly trapped in the wreckage.

Pinkston, the driver of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jeff Stanley, chief deputy for the sheriff’s department, said its crash team and a chaplain were sent to the scene, reports TheStarPress.

Delaware County Coroner Rick Howell said an autopsy would be conducted Friday at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

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Geo quick facts: Muncie is an incorporated city and the seat of Delaware County, Indiana. It is located in East Central Indiana, about 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis. The United States Census for 2010 reported the city’s population was 70,085 – Wikipedia.

IN Man Daniel Haupert ID’d As Victim In North Manchester Soybean Silo Accident

NORTH MANCHESTER, IN. (THECOUNT) — Daniel Haupert, of North Manchester, Indiana, has been identified as the victim in a fatal soybean silo accident on Monday.

Haupert, 66, was killed after apparently becoming trapped inside the grain bin in Wabash County on Monday.

According to reports, officers responded to call of a man trapped in a grain bin Monday afternoon at the 8000 block of North State Road 13, near Reahard Road, in North Manchester.

When first responders arrived, they had to cut several holes in the bin and remove the soybeans to get to the victim, reports WTHR.

Haupert was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Geo quick facts: North Manchester is a town in Chester Township, Wabash County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 6,112 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

IN Mom Alyssa Hecker Arrested Felony Drug Charges After Found Passed Out In Portage Vehicle

PORTAGE, IN. (THECOUNT) — Alyssa Hecker of Portage, Indiana, has been identified as the mother arrested after found passed out in traffic with two young children in her vehicle, according to police.

Hecker, 22, faces felony drug and other charges after she was found slumped over the wheel of her Chrysler minivan at 2:50 a.m. Friday with the turn signal activated.

The incident occured Friday at the intersection of County Line Road & Boulder Avenue in Portage, IN, police said.

When medics knocked on the vehicle window, Hecker accelerated the vehicle forward about 10 feet before stopping again, police said. When she stepped out of her vehicle, police noticed two children inside – one nearly 2 years old and the other 11 weeks old, reports nwitimes.

One child was “very upset and crying throughout the encounter,” police said.

Police said they also noticed the smell of burned marijuana inside the vehicle.

Hecker told police she was tired and must have fallen asleep. She also said she is taking prescription Suboxone following a history of prescription and opioid abuse.

Police said they found marijuana and drugs without a prescription inside the vehicle.

The children were released to another family member and Hecker was taken for an evaluation at the hospital where she was unable to keep herself sitting upright, police said.

She was then taken to jail and faces felony counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a child present, possession of a controlled substance with a child present and two counts of neglect of a dependent by placing a dependent in a situation that endangers their life or health, police said. She also faces misdemeanor counts of intoxicated driving and possession of marijuana with a prior conviction.

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Geo quick facts: Portage is a city in Portage Township, Porter County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 36,828 as of the 2010 census. It is the largest city in Porter County, and third largest in Northwest Indiana – Wikipedia.