(La Porte County, IN) - A semi-truck driver thought he struck a deer, but it was a human being he collided within La Porte County this morning.
According to Indiana State Police, a trucking company about 6:30 a.m. reported a deer was struck by one of their drivers on Interstate 94 near the 45-mile marker. About 45 minutes later, police were informed the eastbound driver had contacted a pedestrian, soon found deceased.
Police said the individual dressed in dark clothing was struck by the truck in the right lane. Investigators do not believe the driver or victim had been using drugs or alcohol, police said.
According to police, the reason the individual was on foot and the person's identity was still under investigation.