LaPorte man, 50, killed driving wrong way on Indiana Toll Road

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A LaPorte County man died after driving the wrong way on the Indiana Toll Road and crashing into a semi near the 17.5 mile marker eastbound.

Around 4:45 a.m. on Friday, May 24, Indiana State Police Dispatch received calls of a wrong-way driver that crashed into a semi in the eastbound lanes near the 17.5 mile marker.

The preliminary investigation indicated that a black 2019 Toyota Avalon, driven by Kevin Galloway, 50, of LaPorte, was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of the Toll Road before the crash.

A semi travelling in the right lane was able to swerve to the left and avoid the Toyota. The Toyota then collided with a white 2012 Freightliner driven by a 60-year-old Michigan man.

The left side of the Toyota collided with the front right of the Freightliner as both vehicles moved towards the center lane. The Toyota continued across the eastbound lanes and collided with the center barrier wall and came to a final rest.

Galloway was pronounced dead at the scene.

The center and left lane were closed for crash reconstruction and removal of the vehicles until approximately 9:45 a.m.

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