At 7:58 p.m. Thursday evening emergency crews were called to the area of I-465 northbound at the 17.5 mile marker on the city’s westside for reports of a person struck by a car. When first responders arrived they found an unconscious and unresponsive male lying in the left lane of I-465. Despite life saving efforts by paramedics, the man was pronounced deceased on the scene.
Troopers are still on scene conducting an investigation and the left lane is closed. Preliminary investigation determined an adult male was crossing I-465 for unknown reasons when he was struck by a northbound vehicle. The driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene. Another vehicle parked on the shoulder of the highway near the collision is believed to be associated with the deceased man. The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian is not suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. however per Indiana State Law that driver did submit to a test for intoxication, the results are pending. The Marion County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene to recover the remains of the deceased. The identification is being withheld at this time until proper notification is made.
This investigation is ongoing and there is no further information to release at this time.