Indiana State Police Troopers investigated a three vehicle crash on I-94 just east of the State Road 249 Portage exit that killed a Michigan man.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a Valparaiso man, 37-year-old Greg L. Hills, was westbound in the right lane when he lost control of his vehicle. It came to rest facing south in the right lane. A vehicle driven by Daniel VanDyke, 44, of Benton Harbor, Michigan, was slowing to avoid Hills’ vehicle in the lane when VanDyke was rear-ended by a semi-box trailer. After the collision, VanDyke’s vehicle pushed into the driver’s side of Hills’ vehicle. The semi began to jack-knife, hit the median barrier wall, bounced back and the trailer hit the rear of Hills’ vehicle.
Hills had a head injury and a shattered sternum while Vandyke had internal injuries. Vandyke’s passenger, Richard A. Hannah, 47, of Stevensville, Michigan had massive internal injuries and was later pronounced dead at a Gary hospital.