July 2, 2017-According to a release from the office of Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey, a 59 year old hammond man died after being struck by a car last night. The incident occurred in the 6400 block of Columbia according to Coroner Frey. Hammond Police have not yet released a report on the incident, but Coroner Frey says investigators were called to the 6400 block of Columbia at 9:38 p.m. last night. 59 year old J. Guadalupe Becerra Medina of the 5900 block of Hyslop Place in Hammond was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:20 p.m. The decedent was noted to have injuries from blunt force trauma and the manner of death is pending investigation. According to information obtained via the scanner, the man was struck by a black sedan which fled the scene. Hammond Police are investigating and an update is expected.
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