A Michigan City man died Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly jumped off an overpass onto I-94 and struck a semi.
Investigation revealed just before 1pm, Tuesday afternoon, witnesses stated that a burgundy Chevrolet pick-up driven by a 47 year old from Michigan City was northbound on County Line Road (Porter/LaPorte) when he stopped as he drove onto the overpass over I-94. The 47 year old got out of his truck went to the east side of the bridge onto the guard rail and allegedly jumped.
The 47 year old hit the windshield of a semi tractor pulling a refrigerated trailer that was eastbound on I-94; after hitting the windshield he then bounced off and went through the top of the tractor coming to rest inside the semi’s sleeper. The 47 year old was pronounced dead at the scene by a deputy with the LaPorte County Coroner’s office.
The driver of the semi, a 38 year old from Ontario, Canada was not injured.