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ISP: Woman struck killed outside her vehicle on I-80

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A Schaumburg, Ill., woman was killed on Saturday after she was struck by a pickup truck while standing outside her vehicle on I-80 in Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.

The victim was identified as Annley Wilson, 28.

According to police, at 10:20 a.m. Wilson was a passenger in a 2009 Honda Civic being driven eastbound on I-80 by her husband, Roise G. Abraham, 28, when Abraham lost control of the Honda one mile west of Central Ave. Their Honda spun into the barrier wall which separates I-80 from the Central Ave. ramp and came to rest at an angle, facing eastbound on the outer shoulder.

Abraham and Wilson exited the Honda and were standing near it when, a few minutes later, a Chevrolet pickup driven by Sam Aprahamian, 38, of Valparaiso, itself spun out of control and struck the Honda, “causing both vehicles to rotate,” police said.

“At some point during the crash both (Abraham) and (Wilson) were struck while standing outside and thrown over the barrier wall,” police said. Wilson “came to rest on the inner shoulder of the I-80 to Central Ave. ramp,” while Abraham “came to rest in the roadway of the same ramp.”

Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene of massive blunt force trauma. Abraham was transported to Northlake Methodist Hospital in Gary with non-life threatening injuries, police said. Aprahamian was also transported to Northlake with complaint of pain and minor lacerations.

At the time of the crash, police said, I-80 was “mostly wet with scattered slick spots.”


Posted 2/4/2013