DATE: February 13, 2019
Troopers Save Crown Point Woman’s Life
Lake County-Troopers just happened to be in the right place at the right time this morning when they performed life saving measures on a Crown Point woman.
Preliminary finding showed that Troopers Davonne Barlow, Rogelio Escutia, and Dennis Griffin were providing traffic direction, at the semi crash from earlier this Wednesday, February 13, 2019, morning, on south bound I-65 at the 244.8 mile marker (this is approximately three miles outh of the Crown Point exit) when a 2001 Ford Explorer pulled over on the right shoulder. The male driver ran up to the troopers and advised them that his female passenger, a thirty year old (30) woman from Crown Point, was passed out and needed help.
The troopers found the woman slumped over and unresponsive, they checked her vitals and realized she wasn’t breathing. They began CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and applied an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) to her. The AED assessed her and showed that they should continue CPR. The woman was also given other life saving measures until Crown Point EMS arrived.
She was taken to Saint Anthony’s Hospital n Crown Point and is now responsive and talking.
The AED used by the trooper was supplied by Bolt for the Heart which raises money to place automatic external defibrillators in all law enforcement vehicles; for more information go to https://boltfortheheart.com/