Posted on Nov 02, 2023

Person walking on I-65 in Lafayette struck, killed by vehicle

LAFAYETTE, IN - A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle on the east side of Lafayette Thursday morning, Indiana State Police said.

A WTHR report stated that the incident happened along Interstate 65 north near State Road 26.  Investigators learned that a pedestrian was walking on I-65 at about 2:15 a.m. and was struck by a vehicle going north in the middle lane.

The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.   The driver, a woman from Indianapolis, sustained minor injuries.

The state police are investigating the incident, which shut down the northbound lanes of I-65.  Traffic was diverted to the exit for State Road 26.