HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. — An investigation is underway after a person was killed in a crash along Interstate 74 in Hendricks County early Monday morning.
According to a Brownsburg police spokesperson, investigators were called to the crash around 1:30 a.m. at the 68-mile marker near Ronald Reagan Parkway. A driver was traveling westbound on I-74 and crashed into the median.
At some point, the driver exited their vehicle and began to walk across the eastbound lane. The driver was then struck by a sheriff’s department vehicle, police said.
The Hendricks County Coroner’s Office later identified the deceased as Mateo Ruiz-Gomez, 21, of Mexico.
The deputy remained on scene and was transported to Hendricks Regional Hospital in Brownsburg, where a voluntary and consensual blood draw was administered.
The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office identified the deputy as 31-year-old Damen Owens, a five-year veteran with the department.
As a result of the crash, the eastbound lanes of I-74 were closed for several hours.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Brownsburg Police Department Investigations Division at 317-852-1109