Pedestrian struck, killed by car ID’d

A pedestrian was hit by a car and killed in the 4600 block of East Washington Boulevard on Thanksgiving Day.

FORT WAYNE, Ind (WANE) The pedestrian hit and killed by a vehicle near the Travelers Inn Thanksgiving night has been identified.

Gabriel Michael Hansen, 39, of Fort Wayne died of Blunt Force Trauma due to Motor Vehicle Crash that happened around 6:45 Thursday night in the 4600 block of East Washington Boulevard.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Hansen unconscious and unresponsive in the middle of the road. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Preliminary reports indicate the driver of the vehicle was eastbound on Washington Boulevard when Hansen was struck. Witnesses told police he was wearing all-dark clothing and standing in the middle of the road at the time of the crash.

It’s unknown if Hansen was walking in the road or attempting to cross it.

Investigators said alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash.

This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.