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Lake County Sheriffs Police say speed, alcohol and road conditions are believed to have been contributing factors in a crash that killed a 23-year-old Crown Point man. Officers responded to the 147-hundred block of Chase Street near Crown Point at about 5:30 Sunday evening, where a car slid on ice-covered pavement and went into a ditch. Police say the driver, Steven Gallas, was transported to Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point before being airlifted to Christ Advocate Hospital in Oak Lawn, where authorities say he died from his injuries. Police say the passenger, 22-year-old Vanessa Puskar of Crown Point was released from the scene without injuries.
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