HAMMOND — Police said alcohol and heavy rain were factors in a crash late Tuesday on Interstate 80/94 that left a 21-year-old woman dead.

Eimy Ocampo-Ayala, 21, of Hammond, was driving a black 2001 Chevrolet Malibu west on the expressway when she struck an impact attenuator near the exit ramp for Calumet Avenue, officials said.

The Malibu struck a white 2005 Freightliner semitrailer driven by an Illinois man, pushing both the car and semi into a white 2008 Volvo semitrailer driven by a Chicago man, Indiana State Police said.

All three vehicles came to rest against a median wall.

Ocampo-Ayala was pronounced dead at the scene early Wednesday from blunt force trauma, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

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State police said drivers should slow down during heavy rain and never drink and drive.

The Hammond Fire Department, WAFFCO Towing and Double T Towing assisted.

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