GARY, Ind. - A 15-year-old boy allegedly assaulted his mother, stole her SUV and caused a fatal crash in Gary Tuesday morning.
At about 8:15 a.m., Gary police requested the Lake County Sheriff's Department Crash Reconstruction Unit to respond to the scene of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of East 39th Avenue and Georgia Street.
According to preliminary information, authorities believe a Chevy SUV was traveling north on Georgia Street at a high rate of speed when it struck the door of a westbound Hyundai Elantra wagon near the intersection.
The driver of the Hyundai, a 40-year-old man from Gary, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the SUV was transported to a Chicago hospital.
Police believe the teen struck his mother in the head with a brick during a domestic disturbance before driving off in her SUV.
The incident remains under investigation.