November 19, 2018-According to a report from St. John Police Chief John Kveton, a 26 year old Cedar Lake woman succumbed to injuries she received after being struck by an automobile. Police, fire and EMS were called to the 9900 block of Wicker Avenue for a report of an injured person in the roadway at approximately 11:31 a.m. on November 18 according to the report. “It was determined that a vehicle turning from west bound Supply Road onto north bound Wicker Avenue had struck a bicyclist that had been travelling south bound on Wicker Avenue” the report states. The bicyclist, Cali Blakely, age 26, of Cedar Lake, was transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Crown Point. Blakely later succumbed to her injuries.
“Due to the severity of the injuries, St. John Police Officers requested the assistance of the Lake County Accident Reconstruction Team to conduct a reconstruction of the accident scene.” No information regarding the vehicle or the driver of the vehicle were released and the investigation is ongoing.