The crash happened about 12:30 p.m. and was still being cleared nearly an hour later, the Indiana Department of Transportation tweeted.
The death was among another 10 recorded statewide, which brought to 13,278 the number of Hoosiers to die from the respiratory disease to date.
Detectives are still investigating and searching for any possible video of a potential suspect, Hobart police said.
Several vehicles, including a Lake County Sheriff's squad car, were involved in a crash early Tuesday on U.S. 41.
The 19-year-old woman drove straight at an officer in the building's parking lot as he arrived to the building to investigate a suspicious vehicle, an official said.
Police found the boy shot in his ankle after they were dispatched about 5:30 p.m. to Guthrie and Elm streets for a report of shots fired, said East Chicago police Lt. Brian Paine.
Two people, including a Grubhub driver's passenger, were wounded in reported shootings between Saturday and Sunday, an official said.
"When we talk about her and stuff, we become angry. We don't become angry with each other, but we become angry with the situation," said Simon Lillie, stepfather of Davita Ward.
"We're all at risk when we're out there," said Lenny Sanchez, co-founder of the Independent Drivers Guild of Illinois. "We are extremely angered in general as a community."