Man, 22, struck and killed on US 33

Police vehicles block U.S. 33 near O Day Road after a person was struck and killed by a vehicle on Nov. 29, 2017.

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A person was struck and killed by a vehicle on U.S. 33 early Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews were called to U.S. 33 and O Day around around 12:45 a.m. There, responders found a man down.

He was was pronounced dead by paramedics.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office later identified the man as 22-year-old Tyler James Riddle of Fort Wayne. An autopsy showed Riddle died of Blunt Force Trauma Due to a motor vehicle and pedestrian crash.

Investigators said the driver of the vehicle was headed north on U.S. 33 when he said he passed a vehicle that was stopped on the side of the road. That’s when the driver said he struck something.

It’s not clear why the man was in the roadway or if the disabled vehicle was his.

U.S. 33 was closed between O Day Road and Valentine Road while crews reconstruct the crash and gather information. As of 5:45 a.m. all lanes were back open.

The incident is under investigation.