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Lucas Del Valle, 51, killed and several people injured in car crash with state trooper vehicle on Indiana Toll Road near Gary, Indiana

Modified Date: 
Sun, 11/05/2017 - 12:18pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, June 12, 2015

Indiana Toll Road reopens after fatal crash near Gary

"I'm with a group of friends and we're trying to get to the Rush concert at the United Center, and we just got off on to I-90 west, we noticed that there were a lot of unmarked Dodge Chargers that were state troopers heading up in front of us, and all of a sudden it just became a huge parking lot," said Kirk Fitzgerald, a driver.

One person died in a crash involving a state trooper vehicle near Gary.The trooper's vehicle crashed with two other vehicles while traveling eastbound on the Indiana Toll Road around 1:30 p.m. Friday.The trooper was attempting to cross several lanes of traffic when a pick-up truck hit his vehicle and then hit a Ford Fusion head-on, killing its driver, Lucas Del Valle, 51, of Amherst, Ohio. Del Valle's wife, two daughters, the state trooper, and the driver in the pick-up truck were hospitalized with minor injuries. 

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Lucas Del Valle
City: 
Gary, IN

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