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Portage Man Dies on Interstate

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Officials say a Northwest Indiana man died on Interstate 94 early this morning. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris says his office was dispatched to mile marker 20, about a mile east of the Portage exit, just before 4 am. Harris says the man died of blunt force trauma; manner of death has not yet been ruled.  Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post say a preliminary investigation revealed that 44-year-old Mark Sulich of Portage parked his car on the outer shoulder for unknown reasons. Troopers say the semi driver noticed the Honda parked on the shoulder, looked to change lanes from the right to the middle lane, and as he looked back Sulich entered into the right lane for unknown reasons and was struck. Harris says according to eyewitneses there were no flashers or warning devices activated on Sulich's car.  The driver of the semi, a 37-year-old Avilla, Indiana, man was not injured. He was hauling approximately 36-thousand pounds of milk and juice. No load was lost. Troopers say the semi driver was cited for log book not being current.  Indiana State Police say the right lane was closed for reconstruction and investigation of the crash, removal of the deceased and car. The right lane was reopened at 7:45 am.
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