1 killed in crash involving Lake County sheriff’s vehicle in St. John

Chicago News

ST. JOHN, Ind. — A police chase that started in Dyer ended in a crash in nearby St. John, leaving a person dead and a Lake County sheriff’s deputy injured.

The incident involving three vehicles started around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police said a white Chevy was traveling southbound on US 41 when Dyer police officers attempted to pull the vehicle over.

Near the 9800 block of US 41, the Impala struck another vehicle, then a Lake County sheriff deputy’s vehicle before flipping over.

The driver of the Chevy died.

The 36-year-old sheriff’s deputy, a five-year veteran, suffered a broken wrist, hand and shoulder injuries. The driver of the third vehicle involved suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Courtesy Lake County Sheriff’s Office

The Lake County Traffic Reconstruction Unit is investigating the crash.

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