Construction Worker Struck, Killed By Semi In NW Indiana

At least one person was killed in a crash May 22, 2020, on eastbound I-94 in Portage, Indiana.
Photo credit Indiana State Police
By WBBM Newsradio 780 AM & 105.9 FM

PORTAGE, Ind. (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A construction worker was fatally struck by a semitrailer while stepping out of his vehicle Friday morning in northwest Indiana, according to police.

Ryan Greer, 38, was struck about 2 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-94 near mile marker 23, near Willowcreek Road in Portage, according to Porter County Coroner Cynthia Dykes.

The Knox resident was pronounced dead at the scene, Dykes said in a statement.

Indiana State Police released photos of a semi with severe front-end damage and fire damage.

All eastbound lanes are closed, with traffic being diverted at exit 22 for Porter and Burns Harbor, state police said. Westbound lanes remain open.

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