Man hit by car, killed while crossing I-69

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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.

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