Victims names released in fatal I-94 crash

The names of the three victims in the I-94 crash in Indiana have been released.

LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan says husband and wife, Thomas and Marilyn Wolma, 67-years-old and 65-years-old, from Grand Rapids Michigan were killed.

The other fatality was Jerry Dalrymple, 65, from Chicago. He was headed to Laporte to visit relatives when he was killed. Jerry was pronounced dead at the scene. His dog also died in the crash.

They were all riding in cars.

Twenty people were injured in the crash and 17 of those people were taken to Franciscan St. Anthony Hospital in Michigan City.

Many of the victims were pulled from mangled cars wedged under trucks.

Two of the people who were injured are in critical conditions. Their names are Henry Imboden, 79, from Merrillville and Jeffery Renelle, 48, from Ada, Mich.

At least one paramedic was injured at the crash scene, another one suffered hypothermia.

The Laporte County coroner says the crash was the worst he’s seen in his entire career.

And, he says it’s a miracle more people weren’t killed.

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3 comments

  • ann macgregor

    I know the weather obviously was a factor but I’ve been on that highway when there was black ice and semis were flying by me like any normal day. I saw a jeep get pummeled by a semi couple weeks ago after jeep driver lost control and spin out. Semi truck drivers in general dint seem to drive as well as years ago.

  • mindy gann

    Im deeply in despair for these families…i broke into tears listening to Jerry D. Daughter call in this morning…just tragic….im wondering…they mentioned he was traveling with his black lab…is that true??? And did dog survive if it is….


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