A vehicle had struck a pedestrian, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle involved fled the scene but was later found by Merrillville police.
The suspect's vehicle was described as a black or dark-colored SUV with front end damage and the driver was said to be a white male with dark hair.
A woman was transported from the scene by ambulance with serious injuries.
The man's death was ruled an accident.
The section of road was closed near the wreck at the railroad tracks just north of U.S. 20 in Portage as of 10 p.m.
The area of the crash was temporarily closed and the investigation continues.
Police are investigating after a driver struck a pedestrian Monday night with his truck, dragged her off to the side of the road, and said he would be back but never returned.
The vehicle that struck Fanslau was described as a dark-colored late 2000’s model Ford Eagle with Indiana plates.
The boy and the person walking with him were cited for disregarding a railroad signal, police said.
Witnesses told police the woman and a man were walking south on East Michigan Boulevard in Michigan City when she was hit by the driver of a dark-colored SUV.
On Wednesday night police responded to a report of someone being struck by a vehicle at Fifth Avenue and Cleveland Street in Gary.
The identity of the deceased is unknown at this time, however the victim was described as an adult male, officials said.
Police are asking for help in identifying the driver who hit a bicyclist outside Home Depot on Thursday.
The helicopter landed at the Ogden Dunes Kratz Soccer Field and the woman was flown to the University of Chicago Medical Center.
LONGPORT — Borough police on Tuesday said there was no new information about the weekend crash that left a Camden County woman dead, according to an email from police Chief Frank Culmone.
A passerby attempted to save a man's life with CPR after the victim was struck by a vehicle on U.S. 41, but the victim later died from his injuries, according to police.
A study found that drivers of flashy vehicles "felt a sense of superiority over other road users" and are less likely to stop for pedestrians crossing the road.
Pedestrian fatalities have been climbing since 2009 and are currently at the highest level in decades, and some cities are more dangerous for pedestrians than others.