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HAMMOND — Police asked for tips about a hit-and-run driver who caused a crash Saturday that injured two people.

The driver of a dark-colored sedan was speeding north in the right line of Calumet Avenue, just north of Sheffield Avenue, around 12:50 a.m. when the crash occurred, Hammond police said.

The driver of a red 2006 Pontiac G6 saw the sedan approaching and attempted to maneuver to the left lane to avoid being struck. 

The sedan hit the right rear of the Pontiac, causing it to hit a dark gray 2014 Chevrolet Traverse traveling north in the left lane. The Chevrolet veered off the roadway and struck a NIPSCO pole, police said.

The driver of the Chevy Traverse was extricated and taken to a hospital. The driver of the Pontiac G6 also was taken to a hospital, police said.

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The driver of the sedan fled north. There may be damage to the front driver's side corner area of the car, police said.

Witnesses did not provide any more details about the description of the suspect vehicle, police said.

Anyone with information about the sedan or its driver is asked to call Sgt. Tracy Betustak at 219-852-2942. Refer to case number 19H26933.

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