A 36 year old man from Porter County’s Union Township was airlifted to an Illinois Hospital as the result of a three-vehicle crash Wednesday evening on US 20 in Portage. The Times reports Max Smith was allegedly driving at a high rate of speed while heading west on US 20, near Dombey Road, when he reportedly swerved off the north side of the road, then back onto the road before cutting across all lanes and striking a pickup. The impact caused Smith’s vehicle to spin until it was struck by an eastbound semi, which split his vehicle in two.
According to the article, Smith was extricated from his vehicle and his condition is unknown. The driver of the pickup was also hospitalized for neck pain, but the semi driver was not injured.