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ISP: Gary man seriously hurt in crash with semi on I-94

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A Gary man was seriously injured in a crash Wednesday morning when his car went under a semi on Interstate 80/94 in Lake County, Indiana State Police said.

According to police, at approximately 6:25 a.m. Archie E. Patterson IV, 23, was westbound on I-80/94 in the left lane when he decided at the last minute to exit to Burr Street in Gary. Patterson went from the left lane all the way to the exit lane for Burr Street when he lost control of vehicle and hit a construction barrel, police said.

Patterson then went into the right lane, hitting the rear of a semiís trailer at a 45 degree angle and was dragged approximately 290 feet before coming to rest, police said.

A 2013 International semi pulling a box trailer, owned by Cardinal Logistics Management out of Saint Charles, Illinois, and driven by Kevin A. Cederoth, 25 of Dickson, Tenn., was westbound on I-80/94. Cederoth saw Pattersonís 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier go in front of him, police said, then a few seconds later the Cavalier hit his trailer.

Patterson had to be extricated from the Cavalier by the Gary Fire Department, police said. He was taken to North Lake Methodist Hospital in Gary with serious internal injuries and was later flown to Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois.  

Cederoth nor his passenger were injured, police said, and no load was loss. The right lane was closed until approximately 7:43 a.m. for investigation of the crash, removal of the injured and vehicles, police said.

Assisting at the scene were Hoosier Helpers, Gary Fire and EMS, and ABC Towing.


Posted 7/6/2017





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