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Chesterton man dies in crash in Gary

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A Chesterton man died in a two vehicle accident on Monday in Gary, the Lake County Coroner’s Office said.

The victim was identified as Wayne D. Hernstrom, 48.

Chief Deputy Coroner P.J. Adams told the Chesterton Tribune today that, at 11:37 p.m., investigators were dispatched to the area of U.S. Highway 20 and Alabama Street in response to a report of a car-versus-semi collision.

Hernstrom, driving the passenger vehicle, sustained “traumatic blunt force injuries,” Adams said, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday.

The Gary Police Department is investigating the crash, Adams added. As of deadline today, the GPD had not returned a call to the Tribune.

A full obituary appears on the back page of today’s paper.



Posted 8/24/2011