Woman, child die when car being pursued crashes into semi

Posted at 8:27 PM, Jan 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-09 21:27:32-05

GARY, Ind. (AP) — An Illinois woman and a child died Friday after the driver of a car they were riding in collided twice with a semitrailer on the Borman Expressway in Gary, police said.

The woman from Matteson, Illinois, was ejected in the midday crash, police said. The child was riding in a car seat.

The pursuit began when officers tried to pull over the driver of the speeding car. The driver lost control of the vehicle and the car rear-ended a semitrailer, then spun across all lanes, struck the median wall. collided a second time with the semitrailer and came to rest wedged under the front bumper of the semi.

The driver was taken to a hospital with head injuries.

Charges were pending.