Chicago man dies after stolen Maserati slams into pole in NW Indiana

A man was killed and two other injured in a crash Jan. 18 on I-65.
A man was killed and two other injured in a crash Jan. 18 on I-65. Photo credit Indiana State Police

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A Chicago man was killed and two others seriously hurt after the stolen car they were in crashed Monday on Interstate 65 in northwest Indiana.

Walter A. Allen, 28, died after the Maserati Ghibili he was driving entered a ditch and went airborne into a utility pole, Indiana State Police said in a statement.

A man was killed and two other injured in a crash Jan. 18 on I-65.
A man was killed and two other injured in a crash Jan. 18 on I-65. Photo credit Indiana State Police

The crash happened at about 12:45 a.m. on the I-65 exit ramp to Ridge Road in Gary, state police said.

It’s unclear why the car left the roadway, state police said.

Allen was pronounced dead on scene, while two male passengers, 31 and 32, were hospitalized in serious condition, police said.

The Maserati they were in was reported stolen from Chicago in December 2019, state police said.

A man was killed and two other injured in a crash Jan. 18 on I-65.
A man was killed and two other injured in a crash Jan. 18 on I-65. Photo credit Indiana State Police

Troopers found two Glock 9mm handguns inside the car, police said. One of the guns was reported stolen in Georgia.

The investigation was ongoing.

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