Semi crash leaves debris along I-94

November 7, 2018

CHESTERTON – One semi truck sideswiped another that was parked on the shoulder of I-94 in Porter County early Tuesday, leaving shampoo bottles and other debris strewn along the interstate.

Indiana State Police said the crash happened about 2:15 a.m. on westbound I-94 at the 27.7 mile marker (1½ miles east of the Ind. 49 exit and about 6 miles west of Michigan City), leaving debris strewn across two lanes

A 2019 Freightliner semi pulling a box trailer – owned by Hawk Transport out of Brampton, Ontario, and driven by Narinder M. Singh, 55, of Brampton – was westbound when it sideswiped a 2005 Freightliner parked on the outer shoulder, state police said.

The 2005 Freightliner was pulling a box trailer owned by Hasan Kollo of Westland, Michigan, and driven by Dhimitraq Mangoleci, 30, of Saint Clair Shores, Michigan. Mangoleci had stopped on the shoulder to check something on his trailer, but before he could get out of his tractor, the vehicle was sideswiped, according to ISP.

The collision caused both trailers to rip open, scattring empty shampoo bottles and cardboard box debris across the right and middle westbound lanes, according to ISP. Both lanes were closed until about 4:45 a.m. for cleanup and removal of the trailers and the 2019 Freightliner. Neither driver was injured.

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