Fatal Motorcycle Incident
A Chesterton man died, late Wednesday evening, when he crashed the motorcycle he was driving while fleeing police. Preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Trooper Paul Arnold revealed, at approximately 11:55 p.m., the Indiana State Police were called to the scene of US 20 west bound to I-94 west bound ramp to investigate a fatal crash involving a blue 1994 Honda motorcycle driven by a 48 year old Michael James Jozwiak. A deputy with the Porter County Sheriff’s Department had tried to stop the motorcycle on US 20 west bound from Wagner Road in Chesterton for a traffic violation earlier when Jozwiak took off fleeing. The motorcycle lost control on US 20 west bound to the I-94 west bound ramp, the driver was was ejected. Jozwiak was not wearing a helmet and CPR was initiated until an ambulance arrived. He was taken to Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso where he was pronounced dead. It is unknown if alcohol/drugs were involved pending a toxicology report. Family has been notified.
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