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A man with blunt force trauma injuries died early Sunday morning in Gary.

The Lake County coroner's office was dispatched 2:24 a.m. Sunday to the Interstate 80/94 overpass at Burr Street in Gary, according to a news release from the coroner's office.

Lonnie Gerald, 29, of Gary, was determined at the scene to have sustained blunt-force trauma, the release states. He was pronounced dead at 3:20 a.m.

The manner of death remains pending, the release states.

Gary police and the coroner's office staff were assisted at the scene by Gary Fire/EMS, Gary CSI Unit and the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

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Lake County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Steve covers Lake County courts and social justice issues for The Times. The UW-Milwaukee graduate joined The Times in 2016 after reporting on criminal justice in New Mexico and Wisconsin.