Toddler, woman killed in northwest Indiana after driver fled from police in vehicle and crashed

By | January 10, 2022

Accident – A driver, who was allegedly in illegal possession of a handgun, fled from police and crashed in northwest Indiana, causing the deaths of a toddler and a woman. At about 11:30 a.m. Friday, Lake County officers attempted to stop a driver in a 2010 Audi A5 who was traveling at a high rate of speed near 25th Avenue and Broadway in Gary, Indiana.

The driver accelerated, refusing to stop, and was headed southbound near Broadway and Interstate 80/94. Officers then lost sight of the Audi. According to preliminary information, the driver eventually lost control of the vehicle and rear ended a semi-trailer in the right lane.After striking the trailer, the Audi spun across all lanes and drove into the median wall, authorities said.

Toddler, woman killed in northwest Indiana after driver fled from police in vehicle and crashed

After hitting the wall, the Audi then went back across the lanes in front of the same semi that it had rear-ended and was struck on the passenger side by the front of the semi.

The Audi eventually came to a final rest under the front bumper of the semi. During the initial impact with the trailer, a woman, who was a passenger in the Audi, suffered fatal injuries and was ejected from the vehicle. She has been identified as a 20-year-old from Matteson, Illinois.