A motorist who the
Indiana State Police said led Merrillville officers on a high-speed pursuit
on Wednesday died when his car hit a tree in Gary.
The motorist was
identified as Nicholas Moore, 26, of Gary.
According to the
ISP, at 11:36 a.m. Moore was northbound in the 3600 block of Georgia Street,
at a high rate of speed, when he lost control of the car he was driving, a
2006 Mercedes Benz C20, and hit a tree head-on behind a residence.
The Mercedes burst
into flames, the ISP said, and Moore was pulled from the car by a
Merrillville Police officer and a good Samaritan.
Merrillville Police officers had been involved in a pursuit of the Mercedes,
the ISP said.
transported to Northlake Methodist Hospital in Gary, where he was pronounced
dead of massive trauma.