SELLERSBURG, IN (WAVE) – A central Indiana man was hit and killed by a semi in Clark County and an Indiana State Police was a witness to the accident.
According to Sgt. Jerry Goodin of the ISP Sellersburg post, dispatchers took a call around 1:10 a.m. July 18 about a man walking in the construction zone on Interstate 265 near Tenth Street (State Road 62). A trooper sent to the area to investigate was behind a semi that suddenly applied its breaks and pulled to the shoulder. The semi had hit the man the trooper was looking for.
Goodin said the victim, Larry W. Peyton, 66, of Indianapolis, was pronounced dead at the scene. The trooper said Peyton was walking in the driving lane when he was hit and appeared to be staggering.
The driver of the semi, James W. Williams II, 50, of Fairborn, Ohio, was not injured.
State police are looking for relatives of Peyton. Anyone with information is asked to call the Indiana State Police Sellersburg post at 1-800-872-6743 or 812-246-5424 or the Clark County Coroner’s Office at 812-285-6282.