One dead in La Porte hit and run Monday morning on U.S. 6

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LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. -- A fatal hit and run crash between a vehicle and pedestrian on Monday morning is being investigated by the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office.

"At 6:03 a.m. this morning, deputies were dispatched to the 11000 west block of U.S. 6 for a subject who had been struck by a vehicle," LCSO said. "At 6:12 AM, Captain Derek Allen arrived and located the scene in the 11800 west block. A deceased adult male was found lying off the westbound lane of travel near a ditch. A citizen who had been traveling along U.S. 6 located the subject and contacted authorities."

Members of the agency’s Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT) responded to the scene to assist with the investigation and U.S. 6 was closed for roughly three and a half hours for the on-scene investigation.

Authorities are not releasing the name of the victim yet.

"Anyone who may have been traveling on U.S. 6 prior to 6 a.m. and has further information, or area residents with video surveillance systems in the area are encouraged to contact Chief of Detectives Andy Hynek by calling (219) 326-7700, extension 2401, or by email at [email protected]."

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