Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

I-94 pileup in Indiana: 3 dead, 20 injured - UPDATE: Dead identified

See also

I-94 UPDATE: The three persons who died in the I-94 pileup in Indiana on Jan. 23, 2014 have been identified. They are Jerry Dalrymple, a 65-year-old man from the 9100 block of South Bell Street in Chicago; Thomas Wolma, 67, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his wife Marilyn Wolma, 65. Additionally, Dalrymple's dog died in the accident.

An I-94 pileup in Indiana resulted in three deaths on Thursday afternoon in northwestern Indiana. The portion of I-94 where the pileup occurred was subjected to whiteout conditions and ice which made it nearly impossible for drivers to maneuver their vehicles. In the deadly crashes in the I-94 pileup, the number of deaths could be higher before all is totally through, according to Yahoo! News on Thursday.

The pileup occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. near Michigan City. At the time of the accidents, the snowstorm was heavy. Lake effect show dropped at about 2 inches per hour with visibility on the road being near zero. Reports claim that at least 15 semi-trucks were piled-up with passenger cars stuck in between some of them.

John Sullivan, the LaPorte County Coroner confirmed that at least two persons had lost their lives in the multiple wreckages, and he said that more dead could be found under semitrailers that were being investigated. Other coroners from surrounding counties were asked to help at the scene.

I-94 eastbound was closed as cranes and wreckers were in action to help clean up the pileup of trucks and cars. Reportedly, school buses were brought to the area for people who were stuck there to keep warm. People with minor injuries were taken to a hospital in LaPorte, Indiana. Approximately 20 persons have been reported with major injuries.



  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!