Pedestrian struck, killed on I-469 identified

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) A pedestrian struck and killed along Interstate 469 early Friday afternoon has been identified.

Details of an autopsy conducted by the Allen County Coroner’s Office were released Monday. The autopsy determined Cary Paul Bellis, 49, of Fort Wayne died from blunt force trauma and his death has been ruled a suicide.

Police and medics were called around 1 p.m. Friday to the southbound lanes of Interstate 469, under the Minnich Road overpass, on a report of a pedestrian struck.

A pedestrian was killed along Interstate 469 at the Minnich Road exit on Friday, April 28, 2017.

The area where the incident happened is a construction zone and emergency crews determined at the time the victim was not a construction worker.

The driver of the semi that hit the man immediately pulled over to the side of the road and waited on police.

“He’s cooperative,” said Steve Stone with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department. “Shaken up obviously and as of this time there’s nothing obvious that shows that he did anything inappropriate.”

Police closed the southbound lanes of the interstate for several hours to investigate. Police routed traffic off 469 and onto Minnich Road.

NewsChannel 15’s Holly Campbell was at the scene. Follow Holly on Twitter at @wanehollycamp.