Coroner identifies man killed by SUV in hit-and-run

UPDATE (September 19, 2023):

The Allen County Coroner has identified the victim in a hit-and-run crash over the weekend.
An autopsy report says that 40-year-old Satwinder Singh Grewal died after he was hit by what police believe was an SUV off Hand Road early Saturday morning.

Police are currently trying to find the person responsible.

The Allen County Coroner released the following:

The Allen County Coroner’s Office has completed the autopsy, and has made notifications to the next of kin of the deceased individual that was struck by a motor vehicle in the 12000 block of Hand Road, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, at about 06:36 hours, Saturday, September 16, 2023. He has been positively identified as Satwinder Singh Grewal, male, Asian, age 40, of Huntertown, Indiana. Satwinder Singh Grewal was a pedestrian that was struck by a motor vehicle that left the scene. Satwinder Singh Grewal was pronounced deceased at the scene by Huntertown EMS.
Satwinder Singh Grewal’s Cause of Death is Multiple Blunt Force Injuries due to Pedestrian Versus a Motor Vehicle Crash, and the Manner of Death is Accident
Satwinder Singh Grewal is the 32nd traffic fatality for Fort Wayne and Allen County in 2023.
The incident remains under investigation by the Allen County Police Department, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

ORIGINAL STORY:

 

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a death after receiving calls reporting a body on the side of the roadway early Saturday morning.

At approximately 6:36 a.m., The Allen County Sheriff’s Department received reports of an unconscious person near the intersection of Hand Road and Hathaway Road.

The Allen County Sheriff’s Office says it determined that the man was jogging on the road when he was struck by an SUV.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The SUV left behind car parts allowing investigators to determine the suspect vehicle. Police have not released any further information about the vehicle.

The Allen County Sheriff’s Office released the following:

On September 16, 2023 at approximately 6:36 A.M., officers with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of Hand Road, south of Hathaway Road, regarding an unconscious person off the side of the roadway.

Upon arrival, officers and medics located an unconscious adult male near the roadway. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A preliminary investigation indicated the male was struck by a vehicle, which left the scene. Officers located vehicle parts at the scene that they believed to be from the suspect vehicle.

After piecing together a brief timeline, officers from a different call for service indicated they had a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle from the hit-skip crash. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time it was located.

There is no suspect in custody at this time. If anyone has information regarding this incident, contact 260-449-3000 or Crime Stoppers. This investigation is ongoing.