A truck driver from Portage was killed yesterday while unloading a machine at a factory in Marshall County. Coroner Bill Clevenger says Alfonzo Hernandez, 54, was making a delivery to NICORR in Tippecanoe, south of Bourbon when the accident happened around 11:40 a.m. Hernandez was not an employee of the business. Clevenger adds drug and alcohol tests are standard when such an accident occurs. Those test results are pending.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.