A man killed in what police suspect was a hit-and-run incident early Saturday has been identified, and police are searching for the vehicle that hit him.
The body of 48-year-old Marvin D. Hudson of Fort Wayne was found near the intersection of Hanna Street and Creighton Avenue around 3:15 a.m. Saturday. Police were dispatched to the area on report of a personal injury accident and they arrived and found him down in the street.
Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.
The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Monday that Hudson died of “multiple” blunt force injuries after he was struck by a vehicle. His death was ruled an accident.
“We believe he was thrown underneath the vehicle and came to rest more in the middle of the roadway.” Lt. Tony Maze, with the Fort Wayne Police Department, said.
Police say there were no other vehicles or people around the scene when officers arrived. On Monday, police said they had “VERY little to go on,” but said they believed the suspect vehicle was a “gray or pewter colored SUV.”
The vehicle likely has front-end damage and will possibly be missing some of plastic parts from it, police said. Police also believe Hudson was walking in or near the roadway when he was hit.
“Pieces of the vehicle we found were off to the righthand side of the roadway as you’re going southbound, which leads me to believe based on a couple of other things we’re found in the roadway that he was probably walking in the roadway or on the shoulder.” Lt. Maze said.
This case is already past the window of time that the law allows to test for intoxication of the driver.
“Unfortunately charges are kind of minimal, leaving the scene and anything that could be related to their driving status.” Lt. Maze said.
Anyone with information on the crash or the vehicle is asked to call Fort Wayne Police at 427-1373 or 427-2240, or Crime Stoppers 436-STOP (436-7867).