STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A Grabill man was hit by a car and killed while walking on Interstate 69 in Steuben County around 8:30 Sunday night.
According to a release from the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, 36-year old Dustin Crites was driving north on I-69 at the 344 mile marker, near West 500 South, when his vehicle became disabled. He apparently pulled over and called a relative for help, before getting out of the vehicle and crossing I-69 on foot.
An Angola woman driving south hit Crites. He was pronounced dead at the scene, a result of blunt force trauma.
The driver was not injured.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident, but it’s not clear which person may have been affected.
The crash remains under investigation.