On April 27, 2016, at approximately 10:15 a.m., Andrew Bladecki, 80 was driving his pickup truck westbound on IN Highway 2 when a semi-truck pulled into his path from County Road 450E causing a crash between the two vehicles.
Mr. Bladecki was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend where he succumbed due to his injuries suffered in the crash.
The truck driver was not injured. The crash is under investigation by the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office.
The current federal weight limit for a large interstate truck is 80,000 pounds, but for some states, there are exemptions and permits allowing even heavier trucks to travel on our roadways. Bigger, heavier trucks are more likely to be in a crash, more likely to cause damage to our roads and bridges, and more likely to result in an injury or death.