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Two injured after pickup crashes into NW Indiana apartment building

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Two people were injured after a pickup crashed into an apartment complex in northwest Indiana on Tuesday night.

At 7:21 p.m., the black pickup, driven by an elderly man, was westbound on 52nd Place approaching Harrison Street in Merrillville, Indiana, when the driver did not stop at a stop sign and drove toward the Tiberon Trails complex, according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff’s office.

The truck went airborne before it struck a the building, and about 25 percent of the vehicle ended up inside an apartment, according to the statement.

There were people inside the building at the time of the accident, but only one was injured. The driver was found pinned inside the truck. The driver and the other injured person were taken to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary with non-life threatening injuries, according to the statement.

The truck was removed from the building, and Tiberon Trails maintenance personnel will board up the building, according to the statement.

The sheriff’s department is investigating the crash.