A LaPorte County
man driving the wrong way on the Indiana Toll Road in Lake County died early
this morning after his vehicle collided with a semi, the Indiana State
The victim was
identified as Kevin Galloway, 50.
police, at 4:45 a.m. Galloway was westbound in the eastbound lanes of the
Toll Road when, at the approximately the 17.5 mile marker, his 2018 Toyota
Avalon collided with a semi-tractor trailer.
Police said that
Galloway’s Toyota traveled across all lanes of traffic, then struck the
center barrier wall, where it came to rest. Galloway was pronounced dead at
The operator of the
semi was identified as Ernest Sasak, 60, of Tustin, Mich. Police noted that
the crash occurred just after an eastbound semi succeeded in swerving to the
left to avoid hitting Galloway’s westbound Toyota.
The center and left
lane of the eastbound Toll Road were closed until 9:45 a.m. today.
“This is an ongoing
investigation an autopsy and toxicology results are pending,” police said.