Woman dead after car crashes through home in Gary

A woman is dead after a car crashed into a home in Gary, Indiana Friday night.

Police say the driver entered the front of the house and exited out of the side of an attached garage.

The crash killed 66-year-old Jaqueline Laws, the Lake County Coroner’s Office said. She died of blunt force trauma. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Laws was one of three people inside the home at the time of the crash around 8:30 p.m., Gary Police Department Cmdr. Jack Hamady said.


One was taken to a hospital in unknown condition and another was treated at the scene, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported. The driver, a woman, also was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.

The driver also struck a gas meter, which ignited a fire.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.