Oak Park woman killed, 3 others injured in NW Indiana crash

SHARE Oak Park woman killed, 3 others injured in NW Indiana crash
police_lights91_300x18822.jpg

Sun-Times file photo

A west suburban woman was killed and three men were injured in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday in northwest Indiana.

Officers responded to the crash about 3:15 a.m. in the 3000 block of West 73rd Avenue in Merrillville, according to Merrillville police. The vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and crashed into a tree.

Kayla Nelson, 23, was pronounced dead at 3:55 a.m., according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

Nelson, who lived in Oak Park, died of blunt force trauma from the crash and her death was ruled an accident, the coroner’s office said.

Three men, all in their early 20s, were taken to hospitals for treatment of injuries that were not believed to be life threatening, police said.

The Latest
In fatal attacks this weekend, a woman was killed and a gunman was among two others wounded in a shootout Friday night in Chinatown, Chicago police said.
The man, believed to be between 25 to 35 years old, was shot about 12:50 p.m. in the 6500 block of South Kedzie Avenue.
Whether it’s more insurance for Lonzo Ball’s injured left knee or just more experience, the Bulls added Dragic for $2.9 million.
Breathtaking footage on Disney+ celebrates the vast diversity in North American animal life, landscape and climate.
Among the Tony winner’s works seen in Chicago were “Carmen,” “Hamlet” and “Battlefield.”