December 25, 2018-A domestic dispute involving alcohol led to a man being struck by a vehicle on I-80/94 in Hammond earlier tonight according to State Police. “The Indiana State Police is investigating a crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on Tuesday December, 25, 2018 at 7:21 PM. The crash occurred on Interstate 80 at the 1.5 mile marker on the westbound side.” State Police explained, ” the crash stemmed from a domestic incident that occurred on Interstate 80 shortly before the crash. The occupants of a vehicle, husband and wife, traveling westbound stopped on the outside shoulder and exited their vehicle. They then walked across the interstate on foot crossing to the inside shoulder before beginning to attempt to cross back to the outside shoulder. In doing so, the male occupant was struck by a motor vehicle.” Police continue to investigate the incident.
Police say that alcohol is believed to be a factor in this incident. All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.