Michigan man injured in morning rollover crash

BURNS HARBOR, Ind. – On Thursday, the Indiana State Police, the Porter Police Department, and the Ogden Police Department responded to a car crash on I-94, where a Michigan man was injured.  The collison happened near the 22 mile marker at 5:57 a.m.

Police say 53-year-old Nathaniel Goodwin of South Haven, Mich., was driving his 1999 Sterling semi-tractor, pulling a railroad trailer, westbound on I-94. Goodwin attempted to exit the interstate on the ramp for eastbound U.S. 20. Police say the driver of the truck was traveling too fast for the wet road conditons.  High speeds paired with the wet roads caused the semi-tractor and trailer to roll over onto the driver’s side.

Goodwin’s arm was trapped by the semi-tractor. The Porter Fire Deparment had to use the jaws of life to remove him from the wreck. Goodwin had severe cuts to his head and arm. He was taken to Porter Hospital for medical treatment.

The ramp was shut down for a little over an hour and a half while the crash scene was cleaned up.

Goodwin was hauling automotive axles for Reliable Transportation based in Chesterton, Ind. None of the load was lost.

Goodwin was issued a citation for speed too fast to avoid a collision.

The Porter Fire Department, Porter County EMS, the Indiana Department of Transportation, and Waffco Towing also assisted at the scene.

(Source: This information was a press release, courtesy of the Indiana State Police)

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