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State police: Man found dead along I-65 in Tippecanoe County may be victim of hit-and-run

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. – Indiana State Police are conducting a death investigation after finding a body along Interstate 65 Friday morning south of Lafayette.

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Department said dispatchers received a call around 7:30 a.m. that someone was down in the median along I-65 near mile marker 163.

The preliminary evidence indicated that the deceased, a white male, was the victim of a hit-and-run crash. The possible victim was later identified as Robert Lee Reagan, 55.

The investigation is causing traffic backups in the vicinity.

Police are asking the public for help in the investigation. Anyone with information should contact Master Trooper Larry Mote by calling the Indiana State Police Lafayette Post at (765) 567-2125.