Gary woman charged in motorcycle crash

A Gary woman was charged Wednesday after she told investigators she couldn’t avoid a motorcycle crash in time during a memorial ride.

Toxicology tests found traces of marijuana in her system.

Lateshia Adams, 43, was charged Wednesday with causing serious bodily injury when operating a vehicle with a schedule I or II substance in blood, a Level 5 felony, and two additional infractions.

She has not been apprehended and is ordered held on a $20,000 or $2,000 cash surety bond.

A couple told investigators they were riding north on U.S. 41 on April 15, 2023 and turning right on 117th Avenue in Cedar Lake when Adams’ red Honda motorcycle crashed into them from behind.

The man’s wife was thrown off their Harley, while the red Honda motorcycle hit the man’s right leg. He was briefly pinned when his motorcycle fell. Both were taken to the hospital. The wife had a head injury and road rash.

Adams was also taken to the hospital. She told investigators the motorcycle ahead braked suddenly and she tried to avoid them.

She had smoked marijuana recently and did a toxicology test. Adams was cited for infractions, including using a license plate off another motorcycle and not having proof of insurance.