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Illinois man killed in crash with box truck in NW Indiana

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An Illinois man was killed when his vehicle became pinned under a box truck late Saturday in northwest Indiana.

About 11:30 p.m., the truck was heading west on U.S. 30, turning north onto Utah Street when it was struck by a vehicle, according to Hobart Police Lt. James Gonzales.

The vehicle was pinned under the box truck, and the passenger side of the vehicle was crushed, Gonzales said.

The driver of the vehicle, 33-year-old Antwaun J. Lipscomb of Sauk Village, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Gonzales and the Lake County coroner’s office. An autopsy found he died of multiple blunt force trauma in a motor vehicle accident.

The driver of the truck, a 41-year-old man, was able to get out after the crash and was standing on the side of the road when police arrived. He was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Hobart, where toxicology tests were conducted and revealed he was not impaired.

Hobart police and the Lake County Crash Reconstruction Team are investigating.