New details released in deadly Lafayette hit and run

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Lafayette Police Department has released more details concerning the vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run on Union Street Tuesday night. Police are seeking the community’s assistance in locating the vehicle.

According to Lafayette Police Technician Matt Devine, the vehicle in question is believed to have round-shaped headlights and be an older model vehicle, possibly 1985 or older. Devine said the vehicle will have damage to the front, passenger-side headlight and possible damage on the front, right-side grill.

Police said the hit-and-run occurred around 8:45 p.m. on Union Street Tuesday. When officers arrived on scene, they found a man with injuries, including one to the head. Medical aid was provided on scene, but a short time later he was pronounced dead by medics, our sister station WLFI reports.

Anyone who witnessed this crash, or has information that may be of assistance, is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200 or the anonymous WeTip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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