Friday evening just after 8:00 p.m., LaGrange County 911 Dispatchers received a call of a rollover accident in the area of the Super 8 Hotel in Howe on SR 9.
Christa McClain of Howe was driving her 2003 Chrysler south on State Rd 9 when she approached a 2007 Chrysler driven by Steven Bertrand of Valparaiso that was also facing south and waiting on traffic to turn into the Super 8 Hotel.
McClain began to pass Bertrand on the right, but overcorrected and struck the front passenger side of Bertrand’s vehicle. The collision caused McClain’s vehicle to roll over several times landing on its tires. The engine compartment became engulfed in flames and extinguished itself shortly after.
Christa McClain was transported to Parkview LaGrange Hospital for injuries to her head and back. A juvenile passenger in her vehicle was also transported to the hospital for precautionary reasons. Steven Bertrand was not injured.
Assisting LaGrange County Deputies at the scene was the Howe Fire Department and Parkview EMS.