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La Porte County, Indiana – October 2, 2012

Police say a government worker died Monday after being struck by a vehicle along the Indiana Toll Road in the Westville area.

According to deputies with the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department, an unidentified motorist was behind the wheel of a sport-utility vehicle as it traveled west along Interstate 80 (Interstate 90/The Indiana Toll Road). As the SUV approached Exit 39 (U.S. Route 421), around 10:15 a.m., it made contact with a subject on foot.

Investigators say Heston resident and Indiana Department of Transportation worker Daniel Miller, 32, had just exited a vehicle when he was hit. Paramedics responded to the scene, but were unable to save Mr. Miller.

Meanwhile, an unidentified co-worker who was in the struck vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The SUV’s driver was taken to a hospital by helicopter for treatment of critical injuries.

America Walks is a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status dedicated to promoting walkability in communities. In its mission as an advocate for the victims of traffic accidents, FindMyAccident has partnered with America Walks to protect pedestrians across the United States.

UPDATE: The injured co-worker has been identified as 49-year-old LaPorte resident Kevin Standefer. Meanwhile, the driver of the Hundai Santa Fe SUV was 78-year-old Paul Kimbrough, who died at a hospital in South Bend.

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