|WCSI Local News|
The Johnson County Sheriff's Department is investigating a road fatality that took place Friday morning.
Sheriff Doug Cox says deputies responded to the area of Greensburg Road and County Road 450 East in Needham Township. Investigators say a pickup truck was traveling in the area with three people inside. Two were in the cab, while a third was in the bed of the truck.
The two people in the cab, identified as 33-year-old Jeffrey J. Kern, of South Carolina, and 25-year-old Dana McKie, of Franklin, told police that the owner of the truck, 31-year-old Joshua G. Hewett, of Franklin, was in the bed and threatening to jump from the vehicle. A few moments later, Kern and McKie looked back and saw that Hewett was no longer there. They went back to search for him, ultimately locating Hewett's body.
Police say that both Kern and McKie were driving at various stages of the incident. Both were subsequently arrested for driving under the influence. McKie submitted to a breath test and registered a .08 BAC. Kern refused to take a breath test, so police obtained a search warrant and drew his blood. Johnson County authorities are awaiting those results.
Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013 3:08:59 PM
WCSI Radio • Mailing Address: P.O. 1789 Columbus, IN 47202 • Studio: 3212 Washington Street
• Columbus, IN 47203