Vigil calls attention to 911 call handling after woman's death

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The family of a young woman who died while waiting for help after a bad crash wants to know why it took so long for an ambulance to come. (WLS)

A vigil was held to raise awareness about how some 911 calls are handled after the death of a young woman injured in a car crash.

Justice Rutherford-Wilson's family and friends gathered outside the Lake County Courthouse on Tuesday night.

Rutherford-Wilson was involved in a car crash on U.S. 20 in Gary two months ago. Strangers stopped to help, pulled her out of her smoking truck and called 911.

About 20 minutes passed before an ambulance arrived. It was too late.

Justice's family said there was help just down the road, in Portage, Indiana. Her parents, Crystal and John Wilson, want answers.

"It burns me up to know that my daughter suffered like that. Until we get justice for my daughter, I will never quit being angry," John Wilson said.

Lake County has since consolidated its 911 center.
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