One person killed in crash on the Indiana Toll Road in La Porte County
LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. — One person was killed and two were injured in a crash on the Indiana Toll Road Friday morning.
Troopers responded to the crash in the westbound lanes of the Toll Road at the 50 mile marker around 7:15 a.m.
The preliminary investigation revealed a Hyundai driven by Haifeng Yang, 36, of South Bend, was traveling westbound when Yang lost control of the vehicle.
A semi, also traveling westbound, could not avoid a collision with the Hyundai and struck it in the rear passenger side.
Yang was seriously injured and transported to Memorial Hospital.
His front seat passenger, 62-year-old Qinglian Li of Shanghai, suffered life-threatening injuries.
His rear seat passenger, Jucai Li, 63, of Shanghai, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 2-year-old in the back seat was securely fastened in a child seat and was not injured.
This crash remains under investigation and alcohol or drugs are not suspected as factors in this crash.