State troopers say snow and white-out conditions are to blame for the multiple-vehicle pile-up on I-94 eastbound near Michigan City that killed a 65-year-old Marilyn Wolma and 67-year-old Thomas Wolma of Grand Rapids, Mich. and 65-year-old Jerry Dalrymple of Chicago. All three died of blunt-force trauma, according to the LaPorte County Coroner. One person with life-threatening injuries was flown from the scene by medical helicopter. A state police spokeswoman says the accident investigation will take weeks to complete. More than 40 vehicles were involved.
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.