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Gary man died in a single-vehicle crash

A Gary man died at Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus after a single-vehicle crash.

A Gary man died after a single-vehicle crash in Gary's Midtown neighborhood Friday.

Edwin A. Ward, 38, got into a fatal single-vehicle accident in a residential area by the House of the Lord Church at 15th Avenue and Harrison Street in Gary, Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey said. He was taken to Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus in downtown Gary, where he was pronounced dead at 8:48 p.m. Friday.

Frey said Ward had no obvious signs of trauma.

"Doctor will examine him today to determine cause and manner of death," she said.

The cause and manner of death remain pending. The Gary Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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