Gary officer involved in crash
Jonathan Miano, Times file photo

GARY — A police officer was en route to an emergency call Tuesday afternoon when he turned the wrong way down a one-way street, colliding with another driver, the Lake County sheriff's department said this week. 

Gary police officer Angel M. Lozano was responding to a call at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday when he turned east down Fourth Avenue near Lincoln Street, according to a crash report by the Lake County sheriff's department.

According to the report, Lozano had his lights and sirens activated when he turned east into a one-way, westbound traffic only lane. 

The other driver, a 62-year-old Schererville resident, complained of minor injuries and was transported to the hospital. The Gary officer was not transported. 

Both are expected to be OK, sheriff's spokesman Mark Back said. 

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Lauren covers breaking news, crime and courts for The Times. She previously worked at The Herald-News in Joliet covering government, public policy, and the region’s heroin epidemic. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.