Hammond man dies week after car splits in half around pole

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A 28-year-old northwest Indiana man died last Wednesday, about a week after the car he was in crashed into a traffic pole in Hammond.

About 3 a.m. on June 27, Antonio de Jesus Guido was driving a silver 2016 Ford Mustang westbound in the 1700 block of 165th Street in Hammond when he lost control of the car and it hit the pole, according to Hammond police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The Mustang was split in half and Guido, of the 1100 block of State Street in Hammond, was ejected, authorities said.

He was taken to Methodist Northlake Hospital in Gary and later transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 6:55 a.m. on July 1, authorities said.

Police said the vehicle had been traveling at a high rate of speed and that road conditions were wet. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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