Hammond man dies week after car splits in half around pole

SHARE Hammond man dies week after car splits in half around pole

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.


The Latest
Rep. Sean Casten faces political newcomer Mahnoor Ahmad and Charles Hughes, making a third try for Congress, in the Illinois March 19 Democratic primary in the 6th congressional district.
Amaryon Steel, 20, was found lying on the street in the 200 block of South Hamilton Avenue about 9 p.m. Monday, Chicago police said.
Known as Chicago’s first TV traffic reporter on morning news, Varon will sign off for the final time on April 5, after 35 years at WLS-Channel 7.
The Chicago Board of Education’s potential vote to dismantle school choice and get rid of police, even in schools that want them, imposes a blanket approach that strips families of a say in their children’s education and safety, eight elected officials write.
In most cases, co-pays aren’t mandatory. They’re optional, state Sen. Donald DeWitte writes.