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Man fatally struck by SUV while crossing I-80 with wife, police say

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SHARE Man fatally struck by SUV while crossing I-80 with wife, police say

A man was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night after a domestic incident with his wife on an expressway in northwest Indiana.

About 7:20 p.m., Freeman Pace, 44, and his wife stopped their vehicle on the outside shoulder of Interstate 80 near Calumet Avenue in Hammond, Indiana State Police said in a statement. The both crossed the expressway on foot to the inner shoulder.

While attempting to cross back to the outer shoulder, Pace was struck by a vehicle driven by a 58-year-old man from Chicago, police said. Alcohol was believed to be a factor in the incident.

Pace was taken to St. Margaret’s Hospital in serious condition, and was air-lifted to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died, according to police. His family was notified.

Police were conducting a criminal investigation.

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