Cartrader kidnapped during test-drive, car slotted into semi truck

August 13, 20210

Indiana State Police (ISP) reports a ridiculous kidnapping case involving a cartrader.

The incident happened on August 11 near Hobart, Indiana.

Police say they received a call at 4:30 pm from a car salesman who found himself in a vehicle going at high speed by force on I-80/94 near the 10 mile mark.

The man said that a person who wanted to buy a car and came for a test-drive sits at the wheel of his 2009 KIA Borrego.

While the seller was still on the phone with the emergency dispatchers, KIA crashed into the truck at high speed and started burning.

The seller was trapped inside the KIA, but was later pulled out by eyewitnesses of the accident.

The intruder driving the KIA, was later identified as 29-year-old Ladarien D. Gregory, was seen running off the scene.

The seller was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Gregory was also found and taken to the hospital, and then into custody.

The truck driver wasn`t injured.

Gregory is being held in Lake County Jail, waiting for charges. The incident is still under investigation by the state police.


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