June 26, 2017-A 4 year old child was airlifted from the scene, a Kouts, Indiana Police Officer was transported to a local hospital, and a Winimac, IN man succumbed to injuries he received in a crash that occurred yesterday just after 9:00 p.m. According to the Porter County Sheriff’s Department, Officers responded to SR 8 and Baum’s Bridge Road at 9:17 p.m. on June 25, 2017. Kouts Police Officer Brock Moore was travelling east on SR 8 and 45 year old Robert Lindsey of Winimac was travelling north on Baum’s Bridge Road according to the report. According to police, their initial investigation reveals that Lindsey failed to yield at the intersection and was struck by Officer Moore who was in his squad car. “Initial investigation shows Lindsey (green Buick) failed to yield the right of way to the eastbound 2008 white Chevrolet Impala, and proceeded into the intersection. The Buick Regal was then struck on the driver’s side by the Kouts squad car” the report reads. Police say a 4 year old female was ejected from the vehicle upon impact. She was airlifted from the scene and taken to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne with “serious injuries” according to Police. Robert Lindsey and Officer Moore were both transported to Porter Memorial Hospital. Officer Moore was treated and released.
Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris confirms Robert Lindsey was pronounced dead at Porter Memorial Hospital Sunday evening. “on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 11:36 PM, the Porter County Coroners Office was dispatched to Porter Regional Hospital regarding the death of a 45 year old male resulting from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. The decedent was identified as Robert Lindsey, of Winamac. Coroner Harris says toxicology reports will be conducted to determine if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the accident. Such tests are routine in the case of a fatal collision.
The condition of the 4 year old has not been updated at this time.