State police investigating after man on I-465 was fatally struck by semi Saturday morning
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A semi-tractor trailer, heading south on I-465, struck and killed a man on Indianapolis’ west side early Saturday morning.
Indiana State Police responded to the call about a pedestrian hit near the I-465 and I-74 interchange, around 5:15 a.m. Saturday morning.
First responders found the man in the middle of the highway, where he was unconscious and unresponsive, according to ISP. He was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
The driver of the semi “was not injured and is not suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” ISP Sgt. John Perrine said in a news release.
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ISP Crash Reconstructionists believe the man was on the roadway for “unknown reasons.” There were no other disabled vehicles in the immediate area, according to ISP, so investigators are still determining what may have led him on to the highway.
All I-465 southbound lanes were temporary closed Saturday morning for the investigation, but they are now re-open.
Officials will identify the man after making next-of-kin notifications.
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Published at Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:38:55 +0000