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GRIFFITH — A Gary man and his 58-year-old passenger were taken to a hospital Monday after the man's Jeep ended up on its side following a two-vehicle crash, police said.

The 20-year-old Gary man was driving a red Jeep Grand Cherokee east on Ridge Road about 8:30 p.m. when he ran a red light and collided with a black Ford F-150 that was southbound on Broad Street, Griffith police Cmdr. Keith Martin said.

The Jeep came to rest on its driver's side, trapping the driver and a 58-year-old Hammond woman inside, police said. They were extricated by emergency workers and taken to Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus in Gary.

A 24-year-old Gary woman driving the Ford and her passenger, a 1-year-old boy, were not hurt, police said. The woman drove the truck away from the scene.

The Jeep's driver was expected to be charged with operator never licensed, a Class C misdemeanor, police said.


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