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Lake Station woman killed in Hobart crash

Lake Station woman killed in Hobart crash

One person is dead and two were seriously injured following two consecutive crashes involving the same motorist along a stretch of 61st Avenue in Hobart Tuesday evening, authorities said. The Lake County Coroner's office identified the woman killed in the crash as Kathern Stafford, 53, of Lake Station. A woman traveling east on 61st Avenue from Broadway in Gary was driving erratically at a high rate of speed when she hit another car at Marcella Boulevard, Hobart Police Chief Rick Zormier said late Tuesday night. The woman fled after she hit the vehicle and continued east, he said. She was then involved in a second crash at Colorado Street, Zormier said. Zormier said the Lake...