Man killed in Ind. Toll Road accident

February 5, 2012 8:44:09 AM PST
A man died on the Indiana Toll Road this weekend when his van spun out and was hit by a semi-truck.

The accident happened near the Portage toll plaza at approximately 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Indiana State Police say the van might have hit an icy patch on the roadway.

According to authorities, a semi-truck pulling a flatbed trailer hit the van broadside in the driver's door.

The van's driver, 26-year-old Pierre Louise DeVaugh Smith of Hammond, Ind., died at the scene.

The semi driver had a minor neck injury.