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Police say GPS led man to deadly crash

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EAST CHICAGO, Ind. - Police in East Chicago, Indiana say a driver apparently was following GPS navigation when he drove off the ramp to a demolished bridge that had been closed since 2009, killing his wife. 

Officers say 51-year-old Zohra Hussain of Chicago died of burns. The car caught fire after plunging 37 feet on Saturday morning onto property owned by BP. Her husband, 64-year-old Iftikhar Hussain survived. 

The Lake County Sheriff's Office says the road is marked with several barricades including orange barrels, cones and large wooden signs that say "ROAD CLOSED" with orange striped markings and concrete barricades across the road. 

Construction of a new bridge over the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal is scheduled to begin this spring

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