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Police are working to identify a man who was hit by two vehicles on Interstate 65 and died Monday morning.

Witnesses told police that the man was lying down in the southbound lanes of I-65, about a mile south of the Main Street exit in Greenwood. The man was hit by two cars just before 3 a.m. He was pronounced dead by a coroner following the accident.

Police are still investigating why the man was lying in the middle of the roadway, Indiana State Police Sgt. Rich Myers said. Police did not find any parked vehicles in the area and don’t believe the man was walking to get help due to car trouble, Myers said.

Whom to call:

Anyone with information should contact the coroner’s office at 317-534-8344.

Investigators don’t think that the man was hit by a different vehicle before being hit by the two cars at 3 a.m., Myers said.

The drivers of the vehicles that hit the man were not injured, according to state police. The drivers stopped after the accident and someone called 911 at 2:56 a.m., Myers said.

Johnson County Coroner Craig Lutz said the man had not been identified as of Monday afternoon, and the death is still under investigation.

Police and the coroner’s office are asking for help in identifying the man, who was not carrying any identification, Myers said.

Police describe the man as Hispanic with black, spiked hair and a goatee. He was wearing a green flannel jacket, blue T-shirt, blue jeans and black Crocs. Anyone with information should contact the coroner’s office at 317-534-8334.

The man is the second pedestrian killed this year on I-65 in Johnson County.

In June, an Indianapolis man was hit and killed near Whiteland while crossing the roadway. Cody Small, 21, had left work around 11 p.m. at the Whiteland exit and was beginning to walk north toward Greenwood when he was hit by a vehicle and killed.

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