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E.C. woman dies as result of Monday crash

Updated: January 28, 2014 6:29AM



LIBERTY TOWNSHIP — An East Chicago woman died Wednesday after being injured in a three-car collision Monday afternoon along Ind. 49 near County Road 600 North.

Patricia Dahlin, 75, of the 4700 block of Ivy Street in East Chicago, was a passenger in the car driven by Carl Dahlin, of the same address.

The Dahlins’ Mitsubishi Galant attempted to reach the median of Ind. 49 from eastbound County Road around 3 p.m. Monday, according to the crash report. The car did not clear the highway and was struck on the rear of the driver’s side by the northbound vehicle.

Dahlin’s car then hit a third car that had already stopped in the median.

Patricia Dahlin’s only visible injury, according to the accident report, was a dislocated left elbow. The report also noted she was talking to medical staff at the scene.

Porter County coroner Chuck Harris said the accident caused a brain injury that led to her death.



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