Monday, April 04, 2016
WBBM News Anchor Dies In Single Car Crash On I-65
A long-time news radio anchor for Chicago's WBBM died in a single-car crash on I-65 in Merrillville Sunday morning. State Police tell the Northwest Indiana Times that Dave Mitchell, 60, was travelling in the southbound lane of I-65 when his car veered sharply to the left and crashed into a concrete barrier in the median. Mitchell, who lived in Lowell, Indiana, was transported to Methodist Hospital in Merrillville where he was pronounced dead. The Lake County Coroner's Office says Mitchell suffered blunt force trauma in the crash. There were no signs Mitchell attempted attempted to brake his 2008 Cadillac before striking the concrete barrier. State Police say Mitchell may have suffered a medical condition before the crash.