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Pedestrian struck, killed near 34th and Lafayette on Indianapolis' northwest side

34th and Lafayette
Posted at 6:38 AM, Sep 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-20 10:26:12-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A man died after he was hit by the driver of a semi-trailer early Monday on the city's northwest side.

Officers found the male pedestrian injured when they responded about 4:50 a.m. to the 3400 block of Lafayette Road for a report of a person hit, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

That location is near the intersection of Lafayette Road and West 34th Street.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after police arrived. He was identified as Marion Juarez-Argueta, 31, according to the Marion County Coroner's Office.

The semi's driver stayed at the scene and was transported to a local hospital for a blood draw, which is standard procedure for fatal crash investigations. That person is cooperating with officers' investigation, police said.

No arrest has been made.

Additional details weren't immediately available.