Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle in Rising Sun

On Friday, March 9, at approximately 7:50 p.m., the Indiana State Police responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle on Ind. 56 at Lincoln Street in Rising Sun, said Sgt. Stephen Wheeles.

The initial investigation by Trp. Kyle Stovall indicated that a blue 2012 Chevrolet Cruze being driven by Gary Turner, age 77, Rising Sun, was traveling eastbound on Ind. 56 at Lincoln Street.  Turner’s vehicle struck a pedestrian, identified as Onlie Gulley, age 83, Morrow, Ohio, who was in the roadway.  Further investigation revealed that Gulley was walking southbound across Ind. 56 when he was struck, he said. 

Gulley was transported to the Dearborn County Hospital where he died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash.  Turner was not injured in the collision, said Wheeles.

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

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