Driver of a fatal hit and run located by police
GARY, Ind. – The driver of a fatal hit-and-run on Saturday turned himself into the Indiana State Police.
Around 4:13 a.m. on Saturday, a 2002 Ford Explorer with a driver and two passengers sideswiped a semi-trailer while heading east bound on I-80/94.
The driver of the semi was 39-year-old Levis Coreas of Miramar, Florida.
Coreas was able to make a stop after the sideswipe and pulled over on the shoulder.
According to ISP, the explorer flipped onto the roof and the front passenger was able to crawl out and attempted to assist the back seat passenger.
At the time that the passenger, 29-year-old Michael T. McIntee, was getting out the Explorer and was struck by a gray Volkswagen.
The Volkswagen went off to the shoulder and struck a Honda Pilot.
The driver of the Pilot, 37-year-old Ryan Vlasic, told the troopers that he pulled over before getting his car getting struck to see if he could be of assistance to the wreck.
The driver of the VW got out of his car and immediately back in and left the scene.
According to the Lake County Coroner’s office, both males outside of the Explorer were struck and pronounced dead on the scene.
Nathanial McIntee, 31, was the brother of the passenger and Jason Howard, 34, was the nephew of the passenger.
Police were looking for assistance to who the driver of a the VW, possibly a Passat, with heavy front end damage was.
Late on Saturday evening, ISP Detective Gary Runde was contacted by police with information that may have pertained to the hit-and-run. .
A local salvage yard was called to pick up a gray VW Passat the owner wanted to scrap.
The owner told the salvage yard that the car had been involved in a crash.
Once the car was paid for and towed back to the yard, the driver contacted local police who then called Detective Runde.
The Passat was towed from the 2200 block of Carolina Street in Gary.
While Detective Runde was talking with the resident, 27-year-old Joshua Davis turned himself in as the driver of the hit-and-run.
Davis was taken to Lake County Jail, where he was charged on Monday of allegedly Leaving the Scene of a Crash causing Death.
Leaving the Scene of a Crash causing Death is a level five felony.