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MERRILLVILLE — A woman died in an early morning New Year's Eve crash, according to the Lake County Coroner's office. 

The woman's name, age or other identifying information was not available Monday and Merrillville police did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

Authorities were dispatched about 3:30 a.m. Sunday for a report of a car crash in the 3000 block of West 73rd Avenue in Merrillville. 

Identified only as "Jane Doe" in the coroner's news release, the woman died from blunt force trauma in a car crash Monday. She was pronounced dead at 3:55 a.m. 

Merrillville police and fire, Schererville emergency personnel, and the coroner's office all assisted at the scene. 

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Lauren covers breaking news, crime and courts for The Times. She previously worked at The Herald-News in Joliet covering government, public policy, and the region’s heroin epidemic. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.