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Coroner IDs fatal Borman crash victim

Coroner IDs fatal Borman crash victim

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An investigation by Indiana State Police found a 2020 Chevrolet Malibu failed to stop for a disabled semitrailer on the eastbound Borman early Sunday. The driver, identified by the Lake County coroner as 56-year-old Charles Friedlander, of Chicago, died from injuries sustained in the collision.

HAMMOND — The Lake County coroner on Monday released the identity of a driver who fatally rear-ended a semitrailer early Sunday on eastbound Interstate 80/94.

Charles Friedlander, 56, of Chicago, was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the collision, authorities said.

Indiana State Police's Lowell Regional Dispatch Center first received a 911 call at 7:37 a.m. Sunday after a green 1996 Peterbilt semitrailer lost air pressure in its brakes and became stalled in the second lane near mile marker 3.9.

Ride along with LaPorte Police Specialist Justin Dyer as he patrols the streets of LaPorte.

Friedlander, driving in a 2020 Chevrolet Malibu, did not recognize the stopped semitrailer and crashed into it, ISP said.

The right two lanes were closed for several hours for crash investigation and cleanup.

Hammond Fire, the Indiana Department of Transportation and Waffco Towing assisted at the scene.


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