Chicago Woman Killed When Semi Runs Over Car in NW Indiana

No citations were issued as of Saturday morning and the crash is still under investigation, police said

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    Indiana State Police
    A Chicago woman was killed and three other people were injured when a semi truck ran over a car in northwest Indiana.

    A Chicago woman was killed and three other people were injured when a semi truck ran over a car in northwest Indiana Friday night.

    Alesia M. Crawford, 30, of Chicago, was stopped around 10:17 p.m. on the inside shoulder about a mile north of the Crown Point exit because of a flat tire in her a 2005 Hyundai, according to a press release from the Indiana State Police.

    The emergency flashers were activated on the vehicle, police said.

    Crawford was attempting to call for help when a 1994 Volvo semi driven by 26-year-old David Lee Westra from Pell Lake, Wis., was unable to stop and ran over the top of the Hyundai.

    A passenger in the front seat, identified as Jacqueline Brown, 53, of Chicago, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger sitting behind the driver, Ana A. C. Williams, 30, of Gary, Ind., was taken to Southlake Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Ind., with a possible broken femur and a concussion. Crawford was taken to St Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point with possible broken ribs.

    Westra was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital with complaint of pain and a toxicology test.

    The Hyundai was totaled and damage to the semi was estimated at $10,000, police said.

    No citations were issued as of Saturday morning and the crash is still under investigation, police said.