A motorist who stopped his car on the Indiana Toll Road after hitting deer was killed after being run over by his own vehicle Sunday night.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m., Indiana State Police were dispatched to a collision in the eastbound lane near the 111.2-mile marker in LaGrange County.
The crash involved a passenger car and a transport van and State Police found a man laying in the road. Despite lifesaving measures, the man, Kubanychbek Abdyrakhmanov, 41, of Coral Springs, Fla. was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaGrange County Coroner.
Police believe Abdyrakhmanov’s 2020 Lexus struck a deer in the left lane on the roadway. After that initial collision, Abdyrakhmanov stopped his vehicle in the left lane of the roadway and got out to inspect the damage. Stopping in the road caused a chain reaction of multiple vehicles taking evasive action to avoid Abdyrakhmanov’s vehicle.
A 2014 Ford Transit van, driven by Peter Flores, 26, of Toledo, Ohio, crashed into the rear of the Lexus at high speed. As a result of that collision, Abdyrakhmanov was run over by his own vehicle while standing in the roadway.
Flores and his two passengers were properly restrained and uninjured in the crash. Neither alcohol nor drugs were suspected as contributing, however, Flores was transported to the LaGrange Parkview hospital where he submitted to chemical testing as required by law for drivers involved in fatal or serious bodily injury crashes.
A passenger in Abdyrakhmanov’s vehicle was uninjured.