LAPORTE COUNTY — One person was killed after a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 94 Thursday morning.
The rollover accident happened around 5:30 a.m. on EB I-94 at the 36.8 mile-marker. Indiana State Police said a red Dodge Ram had rolled over to the far-right lane. The driver exited his vehicle and was standing away from it when his vehicle was struck by a white van, police said.
After hitting the truck, the van spun directly into the path of a semi trailer. Police said the semi then struck the passenger side of the van. The driver of a fourth vehicle, a black GMC truck, saw the collisions taking place and attempted to avoid the collision, but spun out. According to police, after losing control, his vehicle struck the center median wall, and then hit the trailer of the semi.
A passenger in the van was pronounced at the scene, police said.
A second passenger in the van was critically injured and was later flown to Chicago for treatment. A third passenger in the van was initially pinned in the van and later transported to Franciscan Health Hospital in Michigan City for treatment. The driver of the GMC was not injured. The driver of the semi was not injured. The driver of the original crash, was also not injured, according to police.
The roadway was closed for 4.5 hours for crash investigation and cleanup.