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Jeanine Wallace, age 66, of Hammond, Killed in Indiana Toll Road Crash

LaPorte County – Last night, around 11:00 PM, the Indiana State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on the Indiana Toll Road, near the 52 mile marker eastbound. This is three miles east of the LaPorte exit.

Preliminary investigation shows that a 2005 Peterbilt semi driven by Arthur Grimm, age 67, of Arvada, CO, was in the left lane passing a slower semi travelling in the right lane when a 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Jeanine Wallace, age 66, of Hammond, IN, attempted to pass in the right lane, cutting in front of Grimm.

Wallace then lost control of her vehicle and was then struck by the Peterbilt. Her vehicle then struck a guardrail and went airborne before striking a bridge abutment and coming to a final rest on the right shoulder of the eastbound lanes.

Wallace suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the LaPorte County Coroner. There were no other injuries in the crash.

This investigation is ongoing by Indiana State Police Crash Reconstructionists.

Family members of Grimm have been notified.

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Jeanine Wallace, age 66, of Hammond, Killed in Indiana Toll Road Crash

LaPorte County – Last night, around 11:00 PM, the Indiana State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on the Indiana Toll Road, near the 52 mile marker eastbound. This is three miles east of the LaPorte exit.

Preliminary investigation shows that a 2005 Peterbilt semi driven by Arthur Grimm, age 67, of Arvada, CO, was in the left lane passing a slower semi travelling in the right lane when a 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Jeanine Wallace, age 66, of Hammond, IN, attempted to pass in the right lane, cutting in front of Grimm.

Wallace then lost control of her vehicle and was then struck by the Peterbilt. Her vehicle then struck a guardrail and went airborne before striking a bridge abutment and coming to a final rest on the right shoulder of the eastbound lanes.

Wallace suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the LaPorte County Coroner. There were no other injuries in the crash.

This investigation is ongoing by Indiana State Police Crash Reconstructionists.

Family members of Grimm have been notified.

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Semi Driver Alex Galperin, 41, of Wheeling, IL, Arrested in Toll Road Crash

Indiana State Police sent this bulletin at 06/01/2017 09:48 AM EDT

LaPorte County, IN – On May 30, 2017, Indiana State Troopers were sent to investigate a crash eastbound on the Indiana Toll Road, near the Michigan City exit. When Troopers got there they soon found that there were two crashes and not just one.

Trooper Tim McCormick began to investigate the second crash which involved a semi and a red Toyota. The red Toyota had been involved in the original crash when the semi tried to drive around the original crash and hit the Toyota. While Trooper McCormick talked to the driver of the semi, Alex Galperin, 41, of Wheeling, IL, he smelled the odor of marijuana. After searching the semi, Trooper McCormick found a container of suspected marijuana with a label from a marijuana dispensary in Colorado. Also in the semi were several unopened containers of alcohol. It is against Federal Motor Carrier Rules for alcohol, opened or unopened, to be in a commercial motor vehicle.

Galperin was arrested for preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and taken to the Laporte County Jail. He was also cited for several commercial motor vehicle violations.

Persons arrested or named as a suspect are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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