January 31, 2017-According to a release from the Indiana State Police, a 53 year old East Chicago man died as a result of a single vehicle crash while exiting Interstate 80/94 toward Cline Avenue. “Preliminary investigation by Trooper Eric Madry revealed, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Monday, January 30th, 2017, a 2002 Chevrolet Astro minivan, being driven by Jerry Armstrong, 53 of East Chicago was exiting to Cline Avenue from I-80/94 westbound.
The Astro van traveled off the ramp and struck a large round support column that supports the Cline Avenue overpass over I-80/94 head on. The vehicle came to rest against the support column.
Armstrong, who was the sole occupant, came to rest in the back seat and had to extricated. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a deputy with the Lake County Coroner’s office. “