Merrillville Man Charged in Fatal Crash on IU Campus

Nov 19, 2020

Gary Police Car.

GARY - A Merrillville man has been arrested for fatally striking another man with a vehicle on Monday.  The man who was hit was working as a private contractor for a Gary construction company on the campus of IU Northwest.  The alleged victim, 29 year-old Jacob Moore, was working on a renovation project in Marram Hall.

The "Times" reports 29-year old Gregory Phillips is accused of causing the death of  Moore.

Phillips is charged with a felony count of reckless homicide and a misdemeanor count of reckless driving. He was being held at Lake County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

An initial court appearance had not been scheduled for Phillips as of Thursday afternoon.