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2 die in high-speed rollover crash in NW Indiana

The vehicle became airborne and struck a tree before coming to a rest overturned, the sheriff’s office said.

Two people died in a crash April 20, 2020, at State Line Road and 145th Avenue near Cedar Lake in Indiana.
Two people died in a crash April 20, 2020, at State Line Road and 145th Avenue near Cedar Lake in Indiana.
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Two men died in a high-speed rollover crash early Monday in northwest Indiana.

They were driving in a Mustang convertible at State Line Road and 145th Avenue in an unincorporated area near Cedar Lake, according to an emailed statement from Lake County sheriff’s office spokeswoman Pamela Jones.

The driver of the Mustang lost control while traveling north, overcorrected and drove off into a ditch about 2:30 a.m., Jones said. The vehicle became airborne and struck a tree before coming to a rest overturned.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene, Jones said.

They were identified as Rogelio Cuenca Xoyotla, 25, and Inocente Garcia Perez, 20, both of Cedar Lake, the Lake County coroner’s office said. Their deaths were ruled accidental.

“Excessive speed is believed to have been a factor in this crash, but it is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were also factors in this crash,” Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. said in the statement.