Medical event causes fatal crash on I-94

LAPORTE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say one person was killed in a crash on I-94 on Monday morning.

ISP officials say that at 11:00 a.m., troopers responded to the single-vehicle crash on I-94 westbound at the 37.3 mile-marker. Preliminary investigation by M/Trp. Brandon Lankford revealed that a black 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup was in the right lane when the driver suffered a medical event.

The driver lost control of the vehicle resulting in it changing lanes. The passenger in the vehicle attempted to gain control of the truck, however, it struck the outer guardrail and rolled over onto its driver’s side. The passenger was transported to Franciscan Health Hospital in Michigan City with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was declared deceased at the scene by the LaPorte County Coroner’s Office. The right two lanes of I-94 at this location were closed for approximately one hour for scene investigation and vehicle removal.

Notification to the family of the deceased has been made. The deceased has been identified as Adam L. Braun, 43, from Lake Station, IN.

Assisting at the scene were the following: Coolspring Twp. Fire Dept., LaPorte County EMS, LaPorte County Coroner’s Office, Music’s Towing, Cloverleaf Towing, M/Trp. Council, S/Trp. Potesta, Trp. George and Trp. Marlowe.