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77 Yr Old Hammond Woman Killed in Car Accident in Highland

29 Oct

by Ken Davidson


A witness described the accident as follows: “I saw a terrible accident [on Kennedy Avenue], we were only a few feet away, a garbage truck hit a car coming out of the post office, I’m still crying and shaking, had I not moved into the other lane the car would have hit us. The last I saw they were still trying to get the man out of the car using jaws of life, I’m afraid to drive. I hope the man is alive . . . ”

77 Year old Mary Ann Gigac was taken to Munster Community Hospital as a result of injuries she sustained.  According to a report from Merillee Frey, Lake County Coroner, Ms. Gigac was pronounced dead at 1:20 p.m. today.  The cause of death was blunt force trauma as a result of a motor vehicle accident according to the report.  Ms. Gigac lived in the 7400 block of California Street in Hessville.