Crime Watch 8

Man dies after hit by SUV while crossing Shadeland Avenue in Lawrence

UPDATE: The victim has since been identified as 51-year-old John Chatman.

LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) — A man died Saturday night as he crossed Shadeland Avenue and was hit by a sport-utility vehicle, Lawrence Police Department said.

Police were called about 7:30 p.m. Saturday to a hit-and-run in the 4300 block of North Shadeland Avenue. That’s about halfway between Pendleton Pike and East 46th Street.

The man was walking west to cross Shadeland Avenue when a small, white SUV struck him, police said.

“The striking vehicle continued north without stopping, and was soon found abandoned in the Shadeland Terrace Apts near E 46th St & N Shadeland Ave.,” said an email from Gary Woodruff, the Lawrence deputy police chief.

The man was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital, where he died shortly after the hit-and-run.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.