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Test Drive Turns Terrifying

(Lake County, IN) - Indiana State Police are investigating a car dealership test drive gone horribly wrong.


Yesterday afternoon 911 took a call from a man who claimed to be a hostage in a car taken for a test drive. According to police, the man was a salesperson for a dealership in Hobart. And the driver, later identified as 29-year-old LaDarien Gregory of Hammond, was on the run.


After driving the 2009 Kia at a high rate of speed along I-80/94, Gregory crashed it into the back of a semi. The hostage, who was on the phone with police at the time of the crash, was pulled from the wreckage by Good Samaritans. He was taken to Gary's Northlake Hospital in serious condition and later airlifted to Loyola University Hospital.


Gregory was picked up walking away from the scene by State Police. He is being held in the Lake County Jail.

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