KNIGHTSVILLE -- A Clay County man died from injuries suffered after being hit by a vehicle Monday evening.
According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, at approximately 9:33 p.m., officials were dispatched to the scene of an accident on United States 40 near Johnson Street in Knightsville.
Upon arrival, CCSD deputies learned a vehicle driven by Honey J. Young, 25, Brazil, was traveling westbound on U.S. 40, when the vehicle struck Kenneth H. Stewart, 66, Brazil.
Officials said they believe Stewart was attempting to retrieve a dog off U.S. 40 when he walked into the path of the oncoming vehicle.
Witnesses traveling along U.S. 40 immediately called 911 for assistance.
Stewart was treated at the scene and transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital before being flown to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, via Lifeline Air Ambulance.
Stewart, according to officials, later died as a result of the injuries he sustained.
According to Sheriff Mike Heaton, the accident is still under investigation.
Other agencies assisting at the scene included the Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department and TransCare.