Police searching for motorist who struck pedestrian near Hayden


Tribune Staff Reports

Police continue to search for a motorist who apparently struck a man early Sunday morning on U.S. 50 near Hayden.

Davon Lee Shine, 24, of North Vernon was taken to University of Louisville Hospital in critical condition after the incident reported at 4:38 a.m. near County Road 700W in Jennings County, according to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Indiana State Police.

State troopers and Jennings County officers responding to the scene found Shine lying next to the roadway, said Wheeles, who is the Versailles Post public information officer.

Evidence at the scene indicated Shine had been struck by a motorist in a Toyota that had been traveling east on U.S. 50, Wheeles said.

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle and driver who struck Shine. Police also would like to speak with anyone who saw Shine in the area of the crash Sunday morning or had information about where he was coming from or going.

Anyone with information about this crash may call Officer Jeff Jones with the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department at 812-346-5111 or Trooper Matt Holley at 812-689-5000.

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