ISP: Man’s body discovered on I-65 in Tippecanoe County

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — An investigation is underway by state police after a body is found along Interstate 65 in Tippecanoe County, and authorities believe the man is a victim of a hit-and-run crash.

According to Indiana State Police Trooper Corey Dupuy, the body was found by a passerby.

Dupuy said no witnesses have come forward yet. But he did confirm the man was struck by some kind of vehicle, which killed him.

The body was spotted in the median around 7:30 a.m. near the 165 mile-marker, which is about three miles south of the Lafayette-Dayton Exit.

Investigators say preliminary evidence indicates the man was a hit-and-run victim.

Dupuy told News 18 the man has been identified and family is in the process of being notified.

Investigators are still trying to determine why the man was walking on the interstate because authorities have not found any abandoned or disabled vehicles anywhere in the vicinity. Dupuy said once the family is notified, they may be able to gain more insight on that.

Around 11:30 a.m., the southbound lanes of I-65 are clear and traffic is flowing. But the northbound lanes are still slightly backed up and traffic is moving slowly.

Anyone with information on the hit-and-run crash is asked to contact Master Trooper Larry Mote by calling the ISP Lafayette Post at 765-567-2125.

News 18 will continue to follow this story and have updates at once more information becomes available.