Four Vehicle Crash Tuesday Night in Lake County
A four vehicle crash, Tuesday evening, injured two drivers closing the three left lanes of I-80 west bound at the 11.1 mile marker one mile east of the Broadway exit. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Eric Madry revealed that a 1998 Ford Expedition, driven by 39 year old Rumaldo Dela Cerda of Cicero, Illinois was west bound on I-80/94 when they lost a right rear tire. This caused the tire to travel east in the west bound lanes and hit a 2015 Lexus, driven by 62 year old Soraya Torabi (female) of Munster, Indiana who was in the left middle lane. The tire continued east where a 2001 Freightliner semi, driven by 52 year old Kestutis Packevicius of Woodridge, Illinois, also in the left middle lane tried to miss the tire but struck it. The Freightliner then jack-knifed and was hit by another semi, driven by 50 year old Shakil Ahmed of Ontario, Canada. Both Rumaldo Dela Cerda and Soraya Torabi were not injured. Packevicius and Ahmed were both taken to North Lake Methodist Hospital in Gary with non-life threatening injuries.
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