Authorities say a pedestrian who was crawling across Interstate 65 near Frankfort is dead after being hit by vehicles.

The (Lafayette) Journal & Courier reports police are investigating the Friday afternoon incident as a crime.

The man was identified as 23-year-old Lukas Holm-Hansen of DeMotte.

Authorities say Holm-Hansen jumped from a moving van and injured himself when he fell onto the road. Police don’t know why he jumped.

Indiana State Police Sergeant Kim Riley says Holm-Hansen was crawling and walking across the southbound lanes and traffic could not be stopped.

Police say they are interviewing people in the van. Lanes were closed to traffic for several hours on Friday.

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