Chicago man, 79, killed in crash at Jefferson and Jacob in South Bend

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An elderly Chicago man was killed in a crash in South Bend.

Police were called just after 12 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, to the intersection of South Jacob Street and East Jefferson Boulevard.

The initial investigation found that Thomas J. Griffin, 79, of Chicago, Illinois, was
southbound on Jacob Street, and a 21-year-old South Bend man was westbound on Jefferson Boulevard when their vehicles collided in the intersection.

Griffin was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The South Bend man, who was uninjured, was cooperative.

Impairment did not appear to be a factor. Toxicology reports are pending.

The crash remains under investigation by the St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team.

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