A rollover crash on
the Toll Road in East Chicago near the 7.5 mile marker stopped traffic for 3
hours on Tuesday, Indiana State Police said.
investigation by Trooper O’Bryan Winfield revealed that at 1:20 p.m. a 2002
Chevrolet Express van, driven by James Gasaway, 28, of Lake Station, was
traveling westbound near the 7.5 mile marker when he got a flat tire and
began trying to drive the vehicle to a safe location to change the tire. The
vehicle was partially in the right lane of travel and was struck by a 2006
Chevrolet Avalanche, driven by Scott Jordan, 51, of Park Ridge, Illinois.
After striking the van from behind, the Avalanche rolled two times, coming
to a rest on its roof in the roadway, police said.
police, Mr. Jordan was transported to the University of Chicago where he was
treated for non-life-threatening injuries. All westbound lanes remained
closed for three hours for investigation and removal of the scene.
alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash and the investigation is
still ongoing. Assisting were Corporal Glenn Katayama, Troopers Amjad Umrani,
Paul Arnold, and Kurt Jones, Hammond Police Department, Hammond Fire
Department, and Herreras Towing.