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One Dead In Fatal Fiery Crash On Toll Road

Apr 27, 2019
Indiana State Police


A 22-year-old Chicago man is dead after crashing this morning on I-80/90.

The man who died is identified by Indiana State Police as James J. Ariel. He was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu (pictured) at the time of the crash.  

It happened at the entrance ramp from I-65 north bound to where the Toll Road merges to I-80/90 west bound. First responders were unable to gain entry into the car due to the intense fire.  

Lake and LaPorte counties joined forces and submitted a bid for the remainder of Indiana's Toll Road lease.