LAKE COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — Kelly Hume has been identified as the teenager killed in a Saturday vehicle crash in Lake County, Indiana.
Hume, 13, died in a vehicle crash near Crown Point Saturday night.
According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, Hume was traveling in a vehicle operated by her 18-year-old sister, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and went down a steep incline. The younger teen was leaning out the window at the time of the incident and made contact with a utility pole that ejected her from the vehicle.
Authorities say they are investigating if ‘cell phone use’ may have been a factor in the crash.
According to early reports, Hume was occupying a vehicle traveling in the 4500 block of West 113th Avenue in Crown Point, when the vehicle wrecked Saturday night around 10 p.m.
Hume was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.
Further details about the crash were not immediately made available by officials.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. In 2010, its population was 496,005, making it Indiana’s second-most populous county. The county seat is Crown Point. This county is part of Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metropolitan area, and contains a mix of urban, suburban and rural areas – Wikipedia.