An East Chicago man
was killed on Monday when he crashed into an overpass support column on
I-80/94 in Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.
The victim has been
identified as Jerry Armstrong, 53.
police, at 7:30 p.m. Armstrong was exiting from westbound I-80/94 onto Cline
Ave. when his 2002 Chevrolet Astro minivan struck a large round column
supporting the Cline Ave. overpass.
vehicle’s sole occupant, came to rest in the minivan’s back seat and had to
be extricated, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Department of Transportation subsequently inspected the support column and
found it to be structurally intact, police said.