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1 hit, killed by sheriff’s department vehicle on EB I-74 near Brownsburg

A wrecker at the scene of a fatal crash on EB I-74 in Hendricks County on Aug. 14, 2023. (WISH Photo/Reece Lindquist)

UPDATE: The Hendrick County Sheriff’s Office deputy who hit and killed a person was identified Tuesday as 31-year-old Dame Owens.

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (WISH) — A Hendrick County Sheriff’s Office deputy hit and killed a person in Brownsburg Monday morning, according to the Brownsburg Police Department.

Just before 1:30 a.m., Brownsburg officers were sent to Interstate-74 near the 69.5 mile marker eastbound in reference to a pedestrian struck.

Their initial investigation said a Toyota travelling west on the interstate left the south side of the roadway and collided with the median cable barrier.

The person driving the Toyota then got out of the car and walked into the eastbound travel lane of I-74 “for reasons unknown,” BPD said in a press release.

The person walking was then hit by the Hendrick’s County sheriff’s deputy.

“The pedestrian struck was pronounced deceased on the scene,” the release said.

Police have not released the identity of the man and do not believe the sheriff’s deputy was impaired.

“The Deputy remained on scene and was transported to Hendricks Regional Hospital in Brownsburg where a voluntary and consensual blood draw was administered,” BPD said in a release.

Police blocked all lanes of EB I-74 between 56th Street and County Road North 1000 East for more than three hours. All eastbound lanes of I-74 were back open by 6 a.m.

News 8 has reached out to Brownsburg police for more information.