Speeding driver Kyle Shannon, of Gary, died
GARY, INDIANA — A 25-year-old Gary man died and a construction worker was injured after a car ran into a piece of machinery on East 15th Avenue at Interstate 65, according to the city's police department and the Lake County coroner's office.
Kyle Shannon, of Gary, died from blunt force trauma at the scene of the crash, according to a coroner's news release. Coroner's investigators were called to the scene about 4:10 a.m.
Police received a call about 3:45 a.m. about a crash in the area.
Preliminary findings from a Lake County police investigation suggest Shannon, the driver of a black 2012 Dodge Avenger, was traveling eastbound on East 15th Avenue at a high rate of speed before crashing into a paving steam roller CAT vehicle.
The CAT vehicle was crossing East 15th Avenue heading southbound, according to a department spokesman.
The operator of the CAT was thrown from the vehicle and was transported to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries, according to Gary and Lake County police.
Shannon was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Lake County Sheriff's Department is conducting the accident reconstruction, and the Gary Police Department is handling the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Michael Jackson at 219-881-7485.