A 22-year-old man was fatally struck while helping stranded driver on interstate

INDIANAPOLIS — A pedestrian was struck and killed on Interstate 70 on the west side of Indianapolis late Tuesday night.

The crash happened on the ramp from I-70 westbound to Sam Jones Expressway shortly before midnight on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

According to Indiana State Police, 22-year-old Justin Lavelle Dobbins responded to a call to help someone whose car had broken down. The car was on the shoulder but partially in the ramp lane. Dobbins was about to help the driver manually push the car onto the shoulder when another vehicle hit the broken-down car and Dobbins.

Police said the driver of the car that hit Dobbins stayed at the scene and fully cooperated with the investigation. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the crash.

The ramp from I-70 westbound to Sam Jones Expressway was closed for approximately three hours as police investigated.