Gary man dies in Portage morning crash

2013-10-23T13:55:00Z 2013-10-23T22:33:06Z Gary man dies in Portage morning crashTimes Staff nwitimes.com
October 23, 2013 1:55 pm  • 

PORTAGE | A 24-year-old Gary man died from injuries suffered in a crash Wednesday morning in Portage.

Police were not releasing the name of the man, said Sgt. Keith Hughes, pending notification of the man's family.

Portage authorities responded to the crash at U.S. 12 and the U.S. Steel Bridge at 7:07 a.m. The vehicle was traveling east on U.S. 12 and crashed into the west side concrete wall that supports the bridge.

The vehicle was occupied by the one man. The victim suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., according to police. He died at the hospital.

Police said icy roads did not appear to play a role in the crash.

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