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Semi driver struck, killed while walking toward Hancock County Amazon facility

Driver was walking in darkness when hit, cops say
Posted at 8:23 AM, Oct 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-20 11:22:49-04

HANCOCK COUNTY — An Indianapolis man died after being struck by a driver while he was walking toward an Amazon facility from a semi-truck he had parked in the middle of the road, police say.

Harvail Singh, 66, died after he was hit by the driver of a second semi headed westbound almost immediately after he exited his vehicle, which was parked in a two-way turn lane on County Road 300 North outside the facility, according to the Hancock County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's deputies responded about 6:45 a.m. to the facility, which is in the 4100 block of County Road West 300 North, a few miles northwest of Greenfield.

Singh was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash occurred while it was dark outside and in an area where there are no streetlights. Additionally, Singh was not wearing any reflective materials that would have allowed other drivers to see him walking, according to the sheriff's office.

The driver who struck Singh is cooperating with police and investigators do not believe that drugs, alcohol or speeding played a role in the crash.

County Road 300 North was closed for about one and a half hours while responders worked the scene.