Man killed on I-70 in Hendricks County left car to help stranded driver, police say
HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. – A man who was struck and killed late Wednesday in Hendricks County had gotten out of his car to help another driver, police say.
David Scully, 68, Martinsville, died after a semi hit him while he was crossing the eastbound lanes of I-70 near State Road 39 in Monrovia around 11:30 p.m.
According to the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office, Scully was on his way home from work when he saw a car stranded in the westbound lanes of I-70. He exited the interstate onto State Road 39, parked his car on the shoulder of the entrance ramp, got out and went to check on the people in the stranded vehicle.
Witnesses said Scully walked across the entrance ramp and the two eastbound lanes to get to the stranded motorists. After a brief conversation, he walked back toward his car on the eastbound side of I-70 and was hit by a semi truck and killed.
During the initial stages of the investigation, police thought this was a hit-and-run because they couldn’t immediately locate the vehicle involved.
However, the driver of the semi stopped after the collision. Due to road and lighting conditions, he ended up going to the next available rest park to contact police and check the damage to his vehicle.
The truck driver, who has cooperated with the investigation, said he was initially unsure what he hit on the interstate.
The Monrovia exit ramp was closed for several hours after the crash but has since reopened.