Toll Road crash kills one, injures two others


LAPORTE COUNTY – One person was killed and two others seriously injured in a crash on the Toll Road in LaPorte County Friday morning.

Indiana State Police say it happened at 7:13 a-m on the westbound side about one mile east of the LaPorte exit.

36-year-old Haifeng Yang of South Bend lost control of the car he was driving and collided with a semi tractor-trailer also traveling westbound.

Yang was taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend with serious injuries.

A front seat passenger – 62-year-old Qinlian Li of Shanghai, China – was taken to LaPorte Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Li was transferred to a Chicago hospital.

63-year-old Jucai Li of Shangai was in the rear seat and died at the scene.

Police say a 2-year-old riding in a child safety seat was not injured.

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