Newton County sheriff’s police report a traffic crash Wednesday afternoon took the life of a 40-year-old Cedar Lake man. According to reports, just before 12:30 yesterday afternoon, deputies were called about an erratic driver on southbound on US 41 north of Route 10. Callers told officers an SUV had hit several construction barrels and was “all over the roadway”. While on their way to the area, deputies were informed the SUV had hit a jeep at the intersection of 41 and Route 10. Reports say the SUV rolled several times and came to rest in the ditch with the driver pinned under it. Timothy Paul Meuller was reported dead at the scene of the crash, the Driver of the Jeep was uninjured. The crash is under investigation awaiting results of toxicology tests.