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Fleeing Driver in Serious Crash Sought

(Michigan City, IN) - On June 6th at about 1 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 3900 Block of Franklin Street in reference to a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle.  According to police, Officer Ortega arrived on scene and observed a subject lying in the roadway and appeared to be suffering from head trauma.  The subject was immediately transported to Franciscan Health by La Porte County EMS for medical attention.


Police said witnesses indicated that the pedestrian was crossing Franklin Street near Kintzele Road when a silver SUV struck the pedestrian and fled the scene.  Additional information pertaining to this incident will not be released at this time in order to protect the integrity of this ongoing investigation, police said. 


The Michigan City Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident, has additional information or video surveillance of the incident to contact Captain Jeff Loniewski (jloniewski@emichigancity.com) or Corporal Brian Wright (bwright@emichigancity.com) at (219) 874-3221; Extension 1008.


Police also remind citizens they can contact them on Facebook Messenger, through the Crime Tip Hotline number of 219-873-1488 or the WeTip Hotline for General Crime (800) 78-CRIME.


A reward is possible for information leading to an arrest and conviction.  Police said people can remain anonymous.


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