LAKE COUNTY, IL – A 41-year-old man from Hammond died after being thrown from his motorcycle and hitting a building during a police chase in Gary. The man had an active warrant out for felony resisting arrest in Lake County.
According to reports, Wednesday, around 11:30 p.m., a Lake County Sheriff’s Department officer noticed the motorcycle heading north on Broadway near Ridge Road without a visible license plate. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver fled, continuing north.
The officer lost sight of the motorcycle near 11th and Broadway, but later discovered that it had crashed into a passenger car, causing it to roll over.
While the driver of the car was unharmed, a female passenger sustained cuts to her head and was transported to a local hospital, along with a six-year-old passenger who was taken for observation.
Further investigations revealed that the man was thrown from his motorcycle and hit a building near 5th & Broadway. He was later pronounced dead at the scene. The man was carrying a Mexican consular identification card that listed an address in Hammond.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.