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Construction Worker Killed in Hit and Run

Police are not releasing a description



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    The car that was involved in the hit and run was taken by police.

    Police are looking for a hit and run driver who struck and killed a construction worker on Interstate 80 in Indiana at 1:30 am.

    After impact, the driver of a 1993 Mercury Cougar that killed a worker patching pot-holes hopped out of his car and ran away as constuction workers chased him. 

    Indiana State Police are not releasing a description or approximate age, saying only that the person of interest is male and they have yet to apprehend him.
    "If this person has reached out to friends or family, they need to turn him in, it would be quite evident that he was involved in a crash because he should have been pretty well-covered in blood," said Indiana State Police Sgt. Ann Wojas.
    Christopher D. Jenkins, 45, of Valparaiso, was patching potholes near on I-80 near I-65 when the car struck him.  

    "The Cougar was in the left lane traveling west in the blocked off construction area at a high rate of speed," Indiana State Police Sgt. Ann Wojas said in a press release. "Two workers were out of the construction vehicles patching when the worker standing closest to the left lane was hit by the Cougar.

    "The worker was thrown into and through the windshield of the Cougar, partially landing on the driver," she said.

    Jenkins was prononced dead at the scene.