police_lights91_300x18813.jpg

Sun-Times file photo

Man fatally struck by pickup in Merrillville

SHARE Man fatally struck by pickup in Merrillville
SHARE Man fatally struck by pickup in Merrillville

A 48-year-old man was fatally struck by a pickup Sunday night in northwest Indiana.

Kevin Folleth, an employee of Best Barricading, was conducting business in the 6100 block of Broadway in Merrillville at 7:09 p.m. when he was struck by a pickup, according to Merrillville police and the Lake County coroner’s office.

Folleth, a resident of Mason, Michigan, was taken to Methodist Hospital Northlake in Gary, where he died at 7:48 p.m., according to the coroner’s office. His cause of death was blunt force trauma, but his manner of death remains pending.

The driver of the pickup drove off after striking Folleth, but was stopped by police in the 5300 block of Broadway, police said. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

The Latest
A manager of the building where three women died during a stretch of warm temperatures said city rules required them to provide heat through June 1. “Nobody is going to freeze to death in Chicago in May,” said Ald. Brian Hopkins, who introduced an ordinance to ease that requirement.
NHL
Kadri has been the subject of racist social media posts since he was involved in a collision that knocked Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington out for the rest of the teams’ playoff series.
By focusing on the more mundane and also bringing a broader historical perspective, playwright August Wilson captured how the hope of the young was met by the weariness of those who had seen it all before.
Foles will back up veteran Matt Ryan, who was acquired in a trade with the Falcons for a third-round draft pick. Foles, the MVP of Super Bowl LII in 2018, spent two seasons with the Bears, starting seven games in 2020.