Driver killed in crash with stopped semi in northern Indiana

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police do not know why an SUV smashed into the back of a semi-truck that was stopped along the side of the interstate in northern Indiana. The driver of the SUV died in the crash yesterday afternoon.

ISP officials say they are investigating the fatal crash on Interstate 94 westbound near the 37-mile marker, 3 miles east of the Michigan City exit 34. The crash occurred just before 2 p.m., Tuesday.

The initial investigation by Master Trooper Jeff Council indicated that a 1999 Kenworth semi-truck was pulled off onto the right shoulder, disabled. A black Chevrolet Blazer then struck the semi-truck from behind. At this point, it is unknown what caused the Blazer to leave the roadway, but the semi was disabled and parked well off the roadway at the time of the crash. At this point in the investigation, the identity of the driver of the Chevrolet Blazer is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Assisting: Senior Trooper Anthony Potesta, Brandon Lankford, LaPorte County EMS and Fire, LaPorte County Coroner’s Office.