CROWN POINT, Indiana - A 13-year-old girl was killed in a crash Saturday in Crown Point, Indiana.
She was leaning out of the window of a car being driven by her sister about 8 p.m. in the 4500 block of West 113th Avenue when the car veered off the road, the Lake County sheriff’s office said.
The girl struck a utility pole and was dragged and thrown from the car, the sheriff’s office said.
Officers are investigating whether cellphone use was a factor in the crash, the sheriff’s office said.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this extremely difficult time,” Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. said.