7 injured in Borman chain reaction crash
Post-Tribune Staff Report August 4, 2012 10:34PM
Seven people were hospitalized Saturday evening after a chain reaction crash on the westbound Borman Expressway east of Grant Street in Gary.
A press release from the Indiana State Police said at approximately 7 p.m., , a 2006 Kenworth semitrailer pulling a box trailer driven by Kevin W. Frayer, 41, of Newport, Mich., was following traffic when traffic became slowed or stopped. The semitrailer rear-ended a 2009 Hyundai driven by Goldie L. Rister, 73, of Huntley, Ill., which pushed the Hyundai into a 2010 Toyota driven by Denise A. Piorkowski, 54, of Highland, which was pushed into a 2007 Toyota, driven by Deborah J. Guerrero, 22, of Chicago, which was pushed into a 2009 Toyota driven by Anthony A. Navarrete, 27, of Chicago.
Frayer was cited for following too closely and log book violation. He was not injured. He was was coming from Holland, Mich., and headed to Kansas City, Kan.
The injured were taken to Methodist Hospitals Northlake in Gary with minor injuries. The injured included: Rister, Clara Rister, 69, of Huntley, Ill.; Piorkowski, Guerrero, Martha Rueda, 53, of Chicago; Navarrete, and D’Angelo Nieves, 8, of Chicago.