A Michigan City man
died on Tuesday after reportedly jumping off the I-94 overpass on Porter/LaPorte
County Line Road and landing on a semi, the Indiana State Police said.
The name of the
victim has not been released.
police, at 12:58 p.m. the 47-year-old man was northbound on County Line Road
when he stopped his vehicle on the I-94 overpass, then exited his vehicle,
went to the east side of the bridge and onto the guard rail, and appeared to
jump, police said.
The man hit the
windshield of a semi eastbound on I-94, ďthen bounced off and went through
the top of the tractor, coming to rest inside the semiís sleeper,Ē police
The man was
pronounced dead at the scene by the LaPorte County Coronerís Office.
operator, a 38-year-old Hannon, Ontario, resident, escaped injury, police
Detectives from the
ISPís Lowell Post Field Investigations responded to the scene.