Two persons were
injured Tuesday in a four-vehicle accident on I-80/94 in Lake County during
rush-hour, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 5:55 p.m. Rumaldo Dela Cerda, 39, of Cicero, Ill., was westbound
on I-80/94 when, approximately one mile east of the Broadway exit in Gary,
her 1998 Ford Expedition lost the right rear tire, which rolled backward
into a 2015 Lexus driven by Soraya Torabi, 62, of Munster, who was traveling
in the left middle lane, police said.
The tire continued
rolling backward, striking a semi-tractor trailer rig, also in the left
middle lane, operated by Kestutis Packevicius, 52, of Woodridge, Ill.,
causing the semi to jackknife, police said. A second semi, operated by
Shakil Ahmed, 50, of Ontario, Canada, then hit Packeviciusí rig, police
The three left
lanes were closed for clean-up of the crash, removal of the vehicles and
injured, and investigation of the crash, police said.