North Vernon man injured in hit-and-run

Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run incident that took place Sunday on US 50 near Hayden.

The investigation began at approximately 4:38 a.m. when the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a person along the roadway on US 50 near County Road 700 West. When the deputies arrived on scene, they found 24-year-old Davon Lee Shine, of North Vernon, lying next to the road. Evidence at the scene indicated that Shine was struck by a Toyota that was traveling eastbound on US 50.

Shine was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital in critical condition. Investigators believe the Toyota may have noticeable front end damage but no other information about the vehicle is available.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Deputy Jeff Jones at (812) 346-5111 or Trp. Matt Holley at (812) 689-5000.