TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) —State police have identified the body found on Interstate 65 Friday morning.
According to Indiana State Police Trooper Corey Dupuy, the body of 55-year-old Robert Reagan was found by a passerby.
Authorities believe the man is a victim of a hit-and-run crash.
Dupuy said no witnesses have come forward yet, but he did confirm the man was struck by some kind of vehicle, which killed him.
The body was spotted in the median around 7:30 a.m. near the 165 mile-marker, which is about three miles south of the Lafayette-Dayton Exit.
Investigators say preliminary evidence indicates the man was a hit-and-run victim after his vehicle ran out of gas and was struck by a vehicle after he began to walk toward the next exit.
The vehicle that struck Reagan continued on I-65.
Reagan’s wife, Candy, gave this statement on Saturday:
Robert was the type of man that would pull over to help someone broke down on the side of the road and never leave anyone if he hit someone. He left the vehicle about 5:15 a.m. and started walking and contacted a fellow employee at Subaru for help with getting gas. So if anyone knows or think they saw or might have hit something to please let us know.”
Anyone with information on the hit-and-run crash is asked to contact Master Trooper Larry Mote by calling the ISP Lafayette Post at 765-567-2125.