Three persons were injured today and a trucker cited after one semi
rear-ended another on I-94 in Porter County, the Indiana State Police said.
According to police, at 10:05 a.m. trucker Christopher Nagy, 44, of Battle
Creek, Mich., was westbound on I-94, at the 19.3 mile marker just east of
the Portage exit, when he moved from the middle lane to the right lane, in
the process rear-ending a second semi which had just merged onto I-94 from
The second semi was driven by Eduardo Ramirez Sr., 54, of Sauk Village, Ill.
Police said that Nagy sustained trauma to both legs and was transported to
Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus. Ramirez, and his co-driver, Eduardo
Ramirez Jr., 29, were transported to Porter Portage Hospital Campus with
“non-life threatening injuries.”
Nagy was issued a citation for speed too fast to avoid collision.
Nagy’s rail container—operated by Gertsen Interstate Systems of Melrose
Park, Ill.—was loaded with unknown freight and there was no load loss.
Ramirez’s covered flat-bed trailer—operated by Creekwood Carriers LLC of
Hobart—was loaded with two steel coils. One of them broke free and slid to
one side of the trailer, police said.
At deadline today, the right lane was still closed for off-loading the coils
and cleanup, police said.