From Decatur County Sheriff Dave Durant –
On October 27, 2021, at approximately 11:04 p.m., Deputies with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 6000 block of west State Road 46 for multiple reports of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Within minutes of the initial dispatch, Deputies arrived on scene and located the victim, later identified as Margarito D. Cardona-Lopez, who had suffered substantial injuries. Deputies immediately began rendering medical aid while other medical and fire personnel arrived to assist. Mr. Cardona-Lopez ultimately succumbed to the injuries sustained and was pronounced deceased, while on scene. The investigation continues at this time.
The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Decatur County EMS, Burney Volunteer Fire Department, Letts Fire Department, Decatur County Coroner’s Office, the Indiana State Police and the Indiana Department of Transportation.