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2 killed in boat crash on Lake Michigan near East Chicago, Ind.

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Two men were killed and a third person was hospitalized after a boat crash early Saturday on Lake Michigan near East Chicago, Indiana.

Timothy Dunlap, 62, of Lynwood, and Richard Wade, 68, of Hammond, Indiana, were killed, according to the Lake County, Indiana, coroner’s office.

It happened around 3 a.m. about a mile and a half north of the East Chicago Marina, according to Chris Roggy, an officer with the U.S. Coast Guard in Chicago who said the boat was going 60 to 70 miles an hour when it hit a breakwall near Arcelor Mittal Steel and the marina.

A third person swam for nearly two hours without a life jacket to get to shore, according to Roggy.