Pedestrian flown to Indy hospital after being hit on State Street

Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

A pedestrian was seriously hurt this morning after being hit by a truck while walking on State Street in Columbus.

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that 59-year-old Ronald Jones of Columbus was flown by helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital after being struck at about 5:38 a.m. this morning while walking in the 3700 block of East State Street.

Deputies say Jones was allegedly walking in the street when he was hit by the pickup driven by 61-year-old Roger Kretzer of Columbus. Kretzer was treated at the scene for injuries and released.

There is no word on Jones’ condition.

The accident remains under investigation.