(La Porte County, IN) - A man on foot was struck and killed on a La Porte County highway last night. Tierus Lucas, 36, of Mishawaka was pronounced dead at the scene, according to La Porte County Police.
Police said officers just before 9 p.m. were called to the area of U.S. 421 and 870 South in Clinton Township on a report of a male subject walking northbound on the two lane state highway. While responding to the scene, Officers learned the man had been struck, police said. Police said the investigation shows Lucas was standing in the southbound lane when struck by a 2016 Volkswagen driven by Max Reimbold, 21, of Knox.
Investigators were still waiting for the results of a toxicology test to determine if alcohol and drugs were involved, police said. Police said the crash investigation was also ongoing.