EAST CHICAGO, IN – A serene evening in East Chicago took a devastating turn on Sunday at approximately 7:19 p.m. when officers from the East Chicago Police Department rushed to the 5600 block of Homerlee Avenue in response to a harrowing accident involving multiple motorcycles.
According to East Chicago Police Department reports, both occupants of a motorcycle were sprawled unresponsive in the street. When first responders reached the scene, they discovered two men lying in the roadway in front of 5635 Homerlee Avenue, with their motorcycle tragically resting about 200 feet away past the intersection of Homerlee Avenue and Carrol Street.
The first victim, 23-year-old Sebastián Hernandez of Hammond, was identified as he battled severe road rash and a potentially broken left arm. Hernandez was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital in serious but stable condition.
The second occupant, 23-year-old Miguel Luna of Hammond, was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Investigators report both victims were on the motorcycle, hurtling at a high rate of speed southbound on 5600 Homerlee Avenue when disaster struck. Losing control of the motorcycle, they were violently thrown onto the unforgiving road. Remarkably, no other vehicles were involved in the incident.
The East Chicago Police Department’s Traffic Division is actively investigating this heart-wrenching accident. At this time, no further details have been disclosed to the public. Authorities urge anyone with information regarding the accident to reach out to Lt. Juda Parks at email@example.com or call 219-391-8400.