Man, 45, killed in Gary hit-and-run, police say

A 45-year-old man was killed in what police believe was a hit-and-run crash in Gary, police said.

The man's body was found in the southbound lanes of Martin Luther King Drive south of I-80/94 around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Lake County Coroner's officials identify him as Romeo Etienne, and he was pronounced dead on-scene.

Police believe the vehicle allegedly fled the area after the crash, though they do not have any information about the vehicle.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Gary Police Traffic Division at 219-881-7485 at or Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.

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