Two truck drivers
were injured early this morning in an accident which forced the closure of
I-80/94 in Lake County for nearly three hours, the Indiana State Police
police, at 2 a.m. semi driver David Mangena, 49, of Berrien Springs, Mich.,
was eastbound in the far right lane of I-80/94 when, at the 8.4 mile marker,
he veered left, striking a second semi in the right center line, being
driven by Jose Sierra, 55, of Harrison Township, Mich.
Police said that
Sierra’s rig struck the left concrete barrier wall, then slid against the
wall for approximately 50 yards before coming to rest, while Mangena’s rig
came to a stop on the right shoulder.
Both Mangena and
Sierra were transported to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary with
non-life threatening injuries, police said.
believed to be a factor in this crash,” police said.
All eastbound lanes
were closed from approximately 1:50 to 4:30 a.m. for crash cleanup, police