MICHIGAN CITY – Indiana State Police say two people are dead after a crash on the Toll Road near Michigan City late Tuesday morning.
The accident happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. EST in the westbound lanes near mile marker 39 at the Michigan City exit.
State Police say 52-year-old Daniel Miller of LaPorte, a maintenance worker and 17-year veteran of the Toll Road, had gotten out of the pickup truck he was in to get a weedeater in the bed of the truck when a small SUV hit Miller and the rear of the pickup.
Miller died on the scene.
The driver of the SUV was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend where he later died.
The police investigation shows that Toll Road radio dispatch received a call about a speeding erratic driver westbound on the Toll Road and dispatched that information when minutes later the same vehicle, a red 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe, hit the maintenance truck.