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Image from I-80/94 Construction Zone Crash

Source: Photo Courtesy of Indiana State Police

LAKE COUNTY, Ind. — Indiana State Police are urging you to be careful on the roads, as someone was killed after crashing in a construction zone early Saturday morning.

Officers were called to I-80/94 eastbound, near the Cline Avenue overpass, around 5:30 a.m.  There, they found the victim, who died at the scene.

Police believe the person – who has not yet been identified – was speeding when their Kia hit a crash attenuator, flew into the air, went into the road, and got hit by a pickup truck.  Crash (or impact) attenuators are barriers that can help alert drivers and, if needed, reduce the impacts of a collision.

The pickup truck driver was not hurt.  More information may be released by the Lake County Coroner’s Office in the near future.