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Woman killed in Portage crash

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A woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in northwest Indiana.

At 1:49 p.m., 69-year-old Irline Marie Holley was driving a green 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix west on CR 700 North when she ran a red light at State Road 149, according to the Porter County sheriff’s office. A southbound flatbed truck loaded with concrete forms then hit the Pontiac on the driver’s side.

The driver of the truck tried to avoid hitting the car but was unsuccessful, police said.

Holley, who lived in Portage, was being taken by paramedics to a landing zone to be airlifted to a hospital, but died at the scene, police said.