HAMMOND — Two teens died in a crash late Monday after their car collided with a semitrailer at East 108th Street and Indianapolis Boulevard, police said.

Mia Rodriguez, 18, and Emely Perez, 17, both of Chicago, were pronounced dead about 11:50 p.m. at the scene by the Lake County coroner, dying of blunt force trauma.

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Hammond police Lt. Steven Kellogg said the driver of the semi sustained minor injuries in the crash, which occurred just before 10 p.m. and remains under investigation. The man was airlifted from the site to a local hospital for treatment.

Other assisting agencies included the Hammond Fire Department and Indiana State Police.

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Olivia is the morning cops/breaking news reporter at The Times. She spends her time monitoring traffic and weather reports, scanning crime logs and reading court documents. The Idaho native and University of Idaho grad has been with The Times since 2019.