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Second Man Killed in Late March Crash in Gary Identified

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The Lake County Coroner's Office today identified the second of two men pronounced dead at the scene of a fiery crash on 5th Avenue/ US 12-20 at Calhoun Street in Gary last month. On March 27th, the Coroner's Office identified one of the deceased as 21 year old Jarrell Connell, of Gary, and today announced the other man is 32 year old Christoper Acevez, of East Chicago.
Gary Police reported officers arrived to the scene, at 5am that late March morning, and found a SUV fully engulfed in flames and another vehicle with extensive damage, with both men found to be pinned in their respective vehicles. Both victims died as the a result of crash, each due to blunt force trauma, with Acevez also sustaining severe burns.


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