Shelbyville man dies after second accident near Edinburgh

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police

A Shelbyville man was killed Friday night near Edinburgh, struck by a driver after he survived the wreck of his own car moments earlier.

27-year-old Evan Stewart died in the second accident near County Road 1000N and Base Road at about 9:30 p.m., according to Indiana State Police.

Troopers report that Stewart’s car left the road, striking a concrete barrier and flipping over, landing in the roadway. He got out of the wrecked vehicle and was struck by a pickup driven by 25-year-old Andrew Adams of Columbus, who then struck the wreckage of Stewart’s vehicle, says Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, spokesman for the state police.

Stewart was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bartholomew County Coroner’s office. Adams was uninjured.

Wheeles said that alcohol was believed to be a factor in both crashes and toxicology results are pending.

A third vehicle on the scene left before State Police arrived. Troopers would like to speak to the occupants of that vehicle.  Anyone with information about this crash is urged to call the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post at (812)689-5000

State police were assisted on the scene by the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, Shelby County EMS, Flatrock Fire Department, Bartholomew County and Columbus Collision Towing Services.

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.