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Griffith Man Seriously Injured in Crash
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Alissa Partyka revealed at approximately 6:00 p.m., yesterday, July 11, 2017, evening, a 2007 Hyundai, Santa Fe, driven by Julian G. Morales, 19 of Griffith, IN, was south bound on Cline Avenue when he attempted to change lanes to go onto the I-80/94 on ramp at the last minute.
Morales cut through the gore area (solid white striped lines) and struck an attenuator. He then continued west across the I-80/94 ramp lanes and struck the concrete barrier wall; coming to rest against the concrete wall.
Morales was taken to North Lake Methodist Hospital in Gary and later transported to Loyola University in Chicago with serious injuries.
Assisting: Trooper Corey Adam, Hammond Police, Hammond Fire and Hammond EMS and Purkey’s Towing.
Pictures are of the crash scene and the Hyundai Santa Fe
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