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Three hurt in five-vehicle crash in Gary

Multiple vehicles were involved in a crash on 5th Ave. in Gary on April 3.
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Multiple vehicles were involved in a crash on 5th Ave. in Gary on April 3.

Three people were hurt in a five-vehicle crash in Gary Wednesday morning.

Gary police say just after 9:30, they got a call about a white SUV driving recklessly eastbound on 5th Avenue. About a minute later, Patrol Commander Dawn Westerfield was driving westbound on 5th Avenue, when a white SUV reportedly crossed the median and hit her police vehicle head-on. It was then hit by more westbound vehicles that were unable to stop, including a semi-truck.

Three drivers were taken to Methodist Northlake. Police say Westerfield is in stable condition and was taken to a Chicago-area hospital for more testing.