15-year-old boy attacks mother, steals SUV and causes fatal crash in Gary

The boy hit his mother in the head with a brick and drove off in her SUV, slamming into a car near 39th Avenue and Georgia Street, police said.

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A 15-year-old boy allegedly assaulted his mother and caused a fatal crash with her SUV Feb. 15, 2022 in Gary.

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A 15-year-old boy attacked his mother with a brick, then stole her SUV and caused a fatal crash in Gary, Ind. Tuesday, according to Lake County sheriff’s police.

The boy hit his mother in the head and drove off in her SUV around 8 a.m., sheriff’s police said. The teen slammed into a Hyundai Elantra near the intersection of 39th Avenue and Georgia Street around 8:15 a.m.

The driver of the Hyundai, a 40-year-old man from Gary, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The boy was taken to a Chicago hospital in serious condition, authorities said.

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