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A Lake County coroner’s van

HAMMOND — A Kouts man was killed early Sunday morning in an accident there, the Lake County Coroner's office said.

Robert J. Mendez III, 37, of Kouts, died at 169th and Rhode Avenue from blunt force trauma, the coroner's office said in a news release. 

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The coroner's office was dispatched at 1:42 a.m. Mendez was pronounced dead at 2:15 a.m.

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Health Reporter

Giles is the health reporter for The Times, covering the business of health care as well as consumer and public health. He previously wrote about health for the Lawrence (Kansas) Journal-World. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.