Car kills man alerting traffic to person struck, killed

(WISH Photo, file)
(WISH Photo, file)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a car fled the scene after fatally striking a man waving traffic away from the body of another man struck and killed by another vehicle.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office said Tuesday investigators were looking for the car that struck 49-year-old David Fordyce of South Bend late Monday. Fordyce at the time was directing traffic away from the body of 43-year-old Michael Marks of South Bend as it lay along Indiana 933 just north of South Bend.

Prosecutors say Marks was walking along the highway when a truck struck him. The truck’s driver stopped at the scene.

Moments later, a Honda Accord fatally struck Fordyce as he tried to wave away traffic. Investigators identified the make and model of the car from parts left at the scene.

WSBT reported late Tuesday night that a 17-year-old admitted to police that he was the driver of the vehicle believed to be involved in Monday night’s hit-and-run. The teen was cooperative, not under arrest, and was on his way to the Mishawaka police station for an interview.

A Crime Stoppers tip led police to a vehicle with significant damage in a Niles parking lot Tuesday evening.

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