PORTER COUNTY, In. — A construction worker was struck and killed by a semi-truck overnight on Interstate 94 in northwest Indiana.
The fatal crash happened early Friday morning in the eastbound lanes of I-94 near Burns Harbor.
Ryan E. Greer, 38, of Knox, Indiana was exiting his vehicle on the shoulder of eastbound I-94 near Burns Harbor, when a semi driver rear-ended his vehicle then crashed into the median and caught fire, according to Indiana State Police
The driver of the semi, Kuldeep Singh Palak, 54, from Alberta, Canada, was uninjured in the crash.
The trailer was loaded with 37,000 pounds of frozen pork and was on its way to Ottawa, Ontario from Oakland, Iowa. The contents of the trailer were lost due to the fire, according to police.
Indiana State Police shared photos from the crash scene:
The left two lanes of eastbound I-94 were closed at mile marker 23.2 just east of U.S. 20. All lanes were blocked, but two lanes of traffic are now moving in the right lane and shoulder, according to INDOT.
This is an ongoing investigation and formal charges or citations are pending the outcome of the investigation and will be determined by the Porter County Prosecutor’s Office.