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Pedestrian Killed Identified

(La Porte County, IN) - A pedestrian struck and killed by a semi-truck on Interstate 94 in La Porte County has been identified.


According to the La Porte County Coroner’s Office, the individual was 18-year old Jose Jenkins, Jr. La Porte County Coroner Lynn Swanson said Jenkins has connections in La Porte and Michigan City but exactly where he lived was still under investigation., 


According to Indiana State Police, a truck driver believed he struck a deer at the 45-mile marker yesterday morning.


The driver later discovered he struck a human being.


Swanson said why Jenkins was on the I-94 on foot was still under investigation. She said a car belonging to his father was located about a mile away, and investigators are trying to determine if Jenkins was on foot, possibly because the car broke down.

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