By Don Wagner firstname.lastname@example.org
8:01 AM EDT, August 6, 2012
LAPORTE COUNTY -- A LaPorte man has died after his car flew off an overpass onto the Indiana Toll Road.
Indiana State Police say 20-year-old Ryan Smith was driving north on Holmsville Road near Michigan City Sunday night when for an unknown reason, his car went off the overpass, flying into a semi that was eastbound on the Toll Road.
It happened around 10:00 p.m. (CST) at the 40-mile marker about a mile west of the Michigan City exit.
Smith’s car flipped several times through the median, and he was thrown from his car. The car then continued into the westbound lanes where it hit another semi.
A Med Flight helicopter from Memorial Hospital in South Bend flew to the crash site onto the Toll Road, picked up Smith and took him to Memorial where he died early Monday morning.
All east and westbound lanes were closed for about 4 ½ hours.
The drivers of both semis struck by Smith’s car were not hurt, but industrial equipment being hauled by one of the semis was damaged.
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