PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Police have released the name of a man who died after the SUV he was driving crashed into the back of a semi-truck trailer along an interstate in northwestern Indiana and burst into flames.
Indiana State Police say the SUV was westbound Tuesday night along Interstate 80/94 near Portage when it struck the flatbed trailer loaded with steel . The truck driver, a 48-year-old western Michigan man, reported feeling something hit from behind, pulled to the side of the road and called police.
The SUV caught fire and police say 30-year-old Augustin J. Carreon of Porter, Indiana, was trapped inside. Other motorists tried unsuccessfully to get the doors open.
Police say Carreon was pronounced dead at the scene. The Porter County crash is under investigation.