(Michigan City, IN) - A man is charged after police say he hit and killed a pedestrian with his car
in La Porte County.
On Friday night, Michigan City Police responded to the 3500 block of East U.S. Highway 12. Police said 57-year-old Michigan City resident Raymond Gaston was laying on the pavement unresponsive. Officers tried to revive him but were unsuccessful.
Right now, police said it appears the victim was struck by an eastbound vehicle while attempting to remove an animal carcass from the middle of the eastbound lanes.
Police said they believe drugs were a factor in the crash. 20-year-old Parker DePalma of Michigan City was arrested for operating while intoxicated. He's scheduled to make his initial court appearance today.