Pedestrian struck, killed by car

A man crossing Ind. 56 near Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun Friday evening, March 9, died after he was struck by a vehicle, according to police.

Indiana State Police responded to the report of a pedestrian being struck on Ind. 56 near Lincoln Street at about 7:50 p.m.. said ISP.

The initial investigation by ISP Trooper Kyle Stovall indicated a blue 2012 Chevrolet Cruze being driven by Gary Turner, 77, Rising Sun, was traveling east on Ind. 56 at Lincoln Street. Turner’s vehicle struck a pedestrian, identified as Onlie Gulley, 83, Morrow, Ohio, who was in the roadway.

Further investigation revealed Gulley was walking south across Ind. 56 when he was struck, said ISP.

Gulley was transported to the Highpoint Health (formerly Dearborn County Hospital), Lawrenceburg, where he died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash. Turner was not injured in the collision.

Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the crash. However, toxicology results on Turner are pending at this time.

The crash continues to be under investigation by the Indiana State Police Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team. The Indiana State Police were assisted by the Rising Sun Police Department, Ohio County Sheriff’s Department, Ohio County EMS, and the Ohio County Coroner’s Office.