Lansing man dies in Munster crash

2011-12-30T18:30:00Z 2012-01-24T18:55:08Z Lansing man dies in Munster crashBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
December 30, 2011 6:30 pm  • 

MUNSTER | A 61-year-old Lansing man was killed when his car was struck by a speeding vehicle early Friday at the intersection of Ridge Road and Hohman Avenue, according to police.

Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash and charges are pending, said Sgt. Steve Kovacik, spokesman for the Munster police.

The crash occurred at 2:30 a.m. when a Cadillac Escalade ESL traveling south on Hohman Avenue at a high rate of speed struck the driver's side door of a 2005 GMC pickup crossing the intersection.

The Lake County coroner's office identified the man driving the GMC pickup as Fred Skafgaard, 61, of Lansing. Skafgaard was pronounced dead at 3:40 a.m. from blunt force trauma.

The driver of the Cadillac, Michael Temores, 24, of Munster, was taken to The Community Hospital in Munster with unspecified injuries.

Indiana State Police assisted with the investigation of the crash.

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