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ISP: Pedestrian struck and killed by semi on I-65

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A Chicago man standing in the middle lane of I-65 near Merrillville was struck and killed by a semi, the Indiana State Police said.

The victim was identified as Zuhair M. Elturk, 33.

According to police, at 5:57 p.m. troopers were dispatched to a semi/pedestrian accident in the northbound lanes of I-65 at the 253.8 mile marker.

Preliminary investigation indicated that trucker Osmam Bangura, 37, of Miami, was northbound in the center lane of I-65 when he struck Elturk, police said.

Witnesses advised that Elturk “was standing in the center lane where three other vehicles swerved and missed” him,” police said. “When they attempted to help Elturk, he ran out in the center lane again and was struck by Bangura’s semi.”

Bangura was not injured.



Posted 11/19/2012