Pedestrian fatally hit in southeastern Indiana identified

Pedestrian fatally hit in southeastern Indiana identified

Aurora, Ind. (FOX19) - A pedestrian was hit and killed in southeastern Indiana early Monday, according to Dearborn County dispatchers.

U.S. 50 was initially shut down between Sycamore Estates Drive and Florence Drive in Aurora.

Police from Lawrenceburg and Aurora and Indiana State Police all responded to the scene shortly after 3 a.m.

According to the initial investigation, troopers said a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu being driven by 53-year-old Rodney Beach was traveling eastbound on U.S. 50 when he struck Nicholas Crum, 31, who was walking in the middle of the eastbound lanes.

Crum was pronounced dead on the scene by the Dearborn County Coroner’s Office.

The striking vehicle and a witness stopped at the scene and are cooperating with investigators.

Toxicology results are pending.

The investigation is ongoing.

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