Monday, September 20th, 2021

Maria Stein pedestrian hit, killed by pickup truck

From staff reports
MARIA STEIN - A Maria Stein man was pronounced dead after being struck by a pickup truck Saturday morning in an accident under investigation by the Mercer County Sheriff's Office.
Mercer County Dispatch received a 911 report of a traffic crash at 7:38 a.m. Saturday near Rolfes Road. According to an initial investigation, Vernon E. Bruns, 74, Maria Stein, was reportedly walking east on Rolfes Road in the eastbound lane. Alfred L. Henry, 65, Versailles, was driving a Chevy pickup truck also eastbound on Rolfes Road. Henry reported that due to the rising sun he did not see Bruns on the roadway and struck him.
Bruns was pronounced dead at the scene. Henry was uninjured.
Assisting the MCSO on the scene were members of the St. Henry EMS and Chickasaw Fire Department. The case remains under investigation.
A completed report will be sent to Celina City Law Director George Moore for review of possible charges, a news release from the MCSO stated.
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