Pregnant woman killed in Porter County crash
In an update to a January 15th Porter County crash, in front of 209 W State Road 130, the Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team was informed by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office that the front seat passenger in the Dodge Dakota, 28 year old Jessie R Dexter, of Valparaiso succumbed to her injuries and died on Monday at Loyola University Medical Center. It was determined that Dexter was also pregnant at the time of the crash, resulting in the baby also dying. The other occupants of the Dodge Dakota were identified as: the driver 28 Lucas Smith from Valparaiso, rear driver seat passenger 23 year old Rachel Barrett from Demotte, and the rear passenger seat occupant was 7 year old Mira Dexter of Valparaiso. Rear seat passengers Barrett and Dexter were originally transported to Porter Regional for their injuries. The driver, Smith, had been airlifted to South Bend Memorial for serious injuries there has been no update on his status.
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