A Valley Stream, N.Y., trucker died in a freak accident early this morning
at the Portage Plaza of the Indiana Toll Road, the Indiana State Police
The victim was identified as Jaroslaw Lelis, 47.
According to police, at 2:08 a.m. Lelis was eastbound on the Toll Road when
he stopped in lane 4E of the plaza, located at the 24 mile marker, and
opened his door to get a ticket. Police said that Lelisí semi-tractor
trailer then began to roll backwards and that Lelis was wedged between the
driverís door of his rig and a concrete pole.
Lelis sustained massive head trauma, police said, and was transported to
Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus.