Man charged in West Harrison fatal pedestrian hit-skip

Man charged in West Harrison fatal pedestrian hit-skip
Zachary Gober (Source: Dearborn County Jail)

WEST HARRISON, Ind. (FOX19) - The driver that hit and killed a pedestrian in southeastern Indiana has been charged, according to Prosecutor Lynn Deddens.

Casey Webb, 25, was fatally struck by a pickup truck on Harrison Brookville Road in the area of Whitewater Motors in West Harrison just after 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 1, according to the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office.

Deddens said Zachary Gober surrendered himself on a warrant for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing death and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

As part of the investigation, officers learned that Gober had been at the Borderline Bar in West Harrison on the night Webb was killed.

Officers obtained video footage from the bar that showed Gober consuming alcohol and leaving shortly before Webb was struck and killed.

According to Deddens, Gober was in a second incident after hitting Webb and leaving the scene.

Dearborn County Sheriff’s Deputy Hummel said he observed yaw marks, tire marks and vehicle parts in a yard, but no vehicle at the scene.

Allen retrieved surveillance video from a business shooting the truck striking Webb then running off the roadway after passing John’s Automotive.

On Nov. 3, Gober’s attorney called the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office and advised them Gober was the driver.

“I want to thank the sheriff’s department as well as the Indiana State Police for their dedicated work investigating this case. My office will continue that work to ensure a just outcome in these tragic circumstances,” Deddens said.

Gober is being held in the Dearborn County Jail.

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