Pedestrian dies in Klondike Road crash

A pedestrian hit Monday evening by a car on Klondike Road has died from their injuries.

Posted: Oct 26, 2017 4:32 PM
Updated: Oct 27, 2017 4:42 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A pedestrian hit Monday evening by a car on Klondike Road has died.

Around 7:15 Monday evening, the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office responded to a call in the 2800 block of Klondike Road for a crash involving a car and a pedestrian. 

When they arrived, deputies found 59-year-old John Kuntz of West Lafayette severely injured in the roadway. Kuntz was taken to Franciscan Health East in Lafayette.

According to police, the driver of the vehicle said that Kuntz walked into the roadway in front of his vehicle. The driver said he attempted to swerve to avoid hitting Kuntz but could not avoid the crash.

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office says the people in the car were distraught but not hurt. 

Klondike Road was closed for several hours while they reconstructed the crash.

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