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Woman dies after head-on crash in Crown Point

Updated: July 17, 2014 11:33AM



CROWN POINT — A 48-year-old woman died after her vehicle was struck head on in northwest Indiana early Sunday.

Charlene Partyka was driving a 2012 Ford Fiesta near 137th Avenue and Grant Street in Crown Point, Ind. when a man driving a 2007 Dodge Nitro crossed the center line and struck Partyka’s car head on, authorities said.

Partyka, of the 8100 block of West 174th Avenue in Lowell, Ind., was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead at 3:28 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, said Patti Van Til, spokeswoman for the Lake County Sheriff’s office.

The 43-year-old driving the Nitro was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in Crown Point, where his condition was not known Sunday night, Van Til said.



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