A Hammond resident
was pronounced dead at the scene of a three-vehicle crash Tuesday night on
westbound I-80/94, Indiana State Police said.
According to ISP,
at approximately 11:30 p.m., troopers were dispatched to a three-vehicle
crash at the 1.0 mile marker, near the exit ramp to Calumet Avenue.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper John Landowski revealed that Eimy
Ocampo-Ayala, 21, of Hammond, was westbound approaching the exit ramp for
Calumet Avenue in a black 2001 Chevrolet Malibu when she struck the impact
attenuator, then struck a 2005 Freightliner semi that was traveling in the
right lane, according to ISP. ISP reports the 2005 Freightliner then struck
a second semi, a 2008 Volvo, before all vehicles came to rest against a
pronounced deceased at the scene by the Lake County Coroner, and her family
has been notified, according to ISP.
The driver of the
2005 Freightliner was identified as David Urzedowski, 42, of Ill., and the
driver of the 2008 Volvo was identified as Robert A. Satterfield, 44, of
Chicago, Ill., ISP said.
The roadway was
closed for approximately four hours for crash investigation and scene
cleanup. Assisting at the scene was the Hammond Fire Department, Lake County
Coroner, WAFFCO Towing, and Double T Towing, ISP said.
alcohol was a factor in this crash, as well as limited visibility due to