A 71-year-old employee at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor in northwest Indiana was fatally struck by a vehicle Tuesday, officials said.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to remove hundreds of once-contaminated East Chicago properties from its National Priorities List to spur development in the northwestern Indiana city that could potentially qualify homes for interior lead abatement.
A trooper pulled next to the Nissan and got out of his squad car to try to take the driver into custody, according to state police. The car moved forward, hitting the trooper and wedging him against the squad car.
Vasquez died of multiple blunt-force injuries from the crash, the Lake County, Indiana, coroner’s office said.
The Lake County (Indiana) coroner is trying to identify relatives of a man named Timothy Farkas who recently died.
East Chicago police do not believe she was the intended target of the shooting.
Northern Indiana Public Service Co.'s website shows that about 49,000 of the utility's customers were out of power just before noon Monday.
An East Chicago man has been charged with holding up a Family Dollar store at knifepoint last week in northwest Indiana.