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Man killed in Hammond hit-and-run crash

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A man died Saturday night after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run crash in Hammond, Indiana.

About 9:15 p.m., 59-year-old J. Guadalupe Becerra Medina was walking west with two other people across Columbia Avenue north of 164th Street when he was struck by a 2011 Lincoln that was traveling south on Columbia at the time, according to Hammond police. The car then sped away from the scene westbound on 164th.

Medina, who lived in Hammond, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:20 p.m., according to the Lake County coroner’s office. He suffered blunt force trauma in the crash, but his manner of death was pending further studies.

Police have located the vehicle that struck him and detectives have identified a possible driver, but no arrests had been made as of Monday, police said.