LaPorte man killed in wrong way crash with semi on toll road


A LaPorte man was killed in a wrong way crash that happened on the Indiana Toll Road.

The collision happened around 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, at the 50 mile marker.

A 2000 Ford Ranger was reportedly traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes. A 2017 Freightliner tractor-trailer, operated by Black Horse Carriers, was eastbound in the passing lane.  The two vehicles impacted head-on.

The Freightliner came to a rest in the median, while the Ranger crossed across the median before coming to a rest in the left lane of the westbound lanes.

The driver of the Ford Ranger, Richard D. Reese, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaPorte County Coroner.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

The semi was loaded with approximately 20,000 lounds of bread

The left lane was closed for approximately 5 hours for the investigation and the cleanup.


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