A 38-year-old jogger and beloved pres-school teacher died after she and another jogger were hit by a car in northwest Indiana Saturday afternoon.
The two women were running eastbound on County Road 1200 North near 370 East about 2 p.m. in unincorporated Jackson Township when a 1979 Chevrolet Corvette came over a hill from the west. The driver lost control when he saw them in his path and hit both joggers, according to Porter County sheriff’s police.
The women were taken to Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso. One of them, 38-year-old Elizabeth Scott of Porter, suffered “incapacitating” injuries and was transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead Sunday night, police said. The other woman’s injuries were considered minor.
The 18-year-old Chesterton man at the wheel of the Corvette stayed at the scene. Alcohol was not believed to be a factor, police said.
Scott worked at Field Station Cooperative Preschool in Chesterton, according to the schools director Laurie Metz. She coached cross country at Discovery Charter School in Porter and was an avid runner, the Northwest Indiana Times reported.
The school canceled classes Monday following the tragic accident,
The road was closed in the area for about two hours as authorities investigated. No citations or charges have been issued.