FACT provides update to Lincoln Way West vehicle and pedestrian crash

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – Police were called to investigate the scene of a crash that happened on Lincoln Way West and Kentucky Street on Saturday at 11:42 pm. A 48-year-old man from South Bend has died as the result of the crash, according to St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team said.

The victim has been identified as Michael Adkins.

According to the investigation, Adkins was allegedly crossing Lincoln Way West when he fell. As he was trying to get up, he was allegedly struck by a Chevy Tahoe. Adkins was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 34-year-old female driver of the Tahoe cooperated with investigators. Neither she nor the two passengers were injured.

FACT was activated per protocol to handle the investigation. This investigation is active and ongoing. Toxicology reports are pending, FACT said. An autopsy report for Adkins is happening Monday.

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