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Pedestrian fatally struck by car in Hammond

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(HAMMOND, Ind.) A pedestrian was hit and killed by a car Friday night in northwest Indiana.

A silver 2002 Buick was northbound in the 4500 block of Calumet Avenue about 8:30 p.m. when it hit 58-year-old James Gavina, who was walking east across Calumet at Gostlin Street, according to a statement from Hammond police.

Gavina, who lived in Hammond, was pronounced dead at 9:04 p.m. at Franciscan Health in Hammond, according to the Lake County coroner’s office. He died of blunt force trauma from the crash.

No charges had been filed against the driver of the Buick as of Saturday morning, but the crash remained under investigation, police said.