La Porte County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help with Hit and Run Involving Pedestrian

The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle that was involved in a hit and run incident Friday afternoon.

According to authorities, around 1 p.m. on June 28th, an employee of a recycling and disposal company was working in the 2900 north block of County Road 950 West in rural Coolspring Township.

The employee was outside of the company truck and had just completed a service for a residence located along the east side of the roadway. After placing a recycling container in the lawn, the employee turned back to the west and was suddenly struck by a northbound pickup truck.

The driver of the truck failed to stop and left the scene. As a result of the crash, the victim sustained minor injuries. Deputy Alex Clemons responded to the area but was unable to locate the truck.

The suspect vehicle is described as an orange, Dodge Ram pickup truck with an Indiana license plate. The truck may possibly have damage to the passenger side mirror and door frame area.

Anyone with information related to the crash and/or suspect vehicle is asked to contact Deputy Clemons by calling 219-326-7700. He can also be reached through email at