FRANKLIN, Ind. (WISH) – One man was taken to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital by helicopter for severe injuries after being hit by a truck in Johnson County.
According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to a call of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday evening at the Franklin Flying Fields.
After arriving on scene, the deputy discovered a man, Zachary Kinser, laying on the ground near an airplane hanger. At first look, Kinser appeared to have several a number of scrapes and bruises with blood on his pants.
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said a party was going on at the time with a band playing in one of the hangers. Seats were setup outside for an audience as well as a white Ford F150 with a couch in the bed.
Deputies said Kinser had consumed alcohol at the party and had fallen asleep underneath the truck. The suspect, and driver of the truck, Adam Andrews, told deputies he wanted the audience to move closer to the band.
It was at that time Andrews attempted to move his vehicle, running over Kinser.
Andrews, who mentioned that he had three beers, failed several field sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol content of .094.
Andrews was arrested, taken to the Johnson County Jail and now faces a preliminary charge for operating while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury.