Daily Journal staff reports
Police have identified the man who was struck on Interstate 65 and died Monday morning.
The man was identified as Orlando Torres-Lugo, 33, of Indianapolis. Torres-Lugo was lying on the interstate about a mile south of the Main Street exit in Greenwood and was hit by two vehicles just before 3 a.m. Monday, police said.
His preliminary cause of death is blunt force trauma, and the death is considered to be an accident, Coroner Craig Lutz said.
He was identified by a relative who lives in Greenwood near the interchange where the accident happened, Indiana State Police Sgt. Rich Myers said.
Police and the coroner are continuing to investigate the death but believe that a medical condition may have contributed to Torres-Lugo’s behavior before the accident and his death, according to a news release from Indiana State Police. Myers declined to discuss details about the type of medical condition.
“He had a pre-existing medical condition that would contribute to him being out there,” Myers said.
As is typical in a death investigation, the coroner will perform an autopsy, and that will include blood tests to look for any substances in Torres-Lugo’s system, Myers said. Investigators have found no evidence suggesting Torres-Lugo was intoxicated, Myers said. The autopsy will review the cause of death.
Police believe Torres-Lugo died from injuries he suffered when he was hit by the two cars and currently don’t have any reason to believe he might have died before the accident due to some other cause, Myers said.