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Man dies after being hit by vehicle

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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.

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My thoughts and prayers go out to all involved in this accident. Good bless you and all the reponders.

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Tue, Aug 9, 2011, at 11:58 AM

Prayers for the Stewart family. It is such a shame so many peoples lives will be changed. You will be missed so very much.

-- Posted by bugLover17 on Tue, Aug 9, 2011, at 1:01 PM

Prayers with both the Stewart and the Young families.

-- Posted by Dagnabbitt on Tue, Aug 9, 2011, at 2:41 PM

Kenny was a big part of caseys general store east he was in everyday with a big morning to us all and he will be sadly missed....

-- Posted by headchelsey on Tue, Aug 9, 2011, at 2:44 PM

I have known Kenny and his family for a few years. He worked with my husband. He will be greatly missed and his sudden loss is very hard to handle right now. My prayers are with his wife and his children right now as they suffer through this.

-- Posted by dxrs0 on Tue, Aug 9, 2011, at 3:14 PM

Things can happen in a instant. A simple trip to get milk for a baby changed the lives of two families and lots of friends of both.

-- Posted by driverdude on Tue, Aug 9, 2011, at 5:48 PM

people needto get there storys straight. she di notleave infact she called 911 treport it. if u dont know the truth keep your mouth shut. this girl is very hurt can sleep eat . is still in shock herself. you have no righto put her fcebook address on her and i will talk to whom ever i need to to do something about itso get your story straight or sut up

-- Posted by grandma74 on Tue, Aug 9, 2011, at 9:34 PM


You know, I drove by the scene minutes after the police arrived not knowing who was involved or what had happened. From what I seen there was around 40 yards between where Mr Stewart was hit and where she stopped. Witnesses at the scene told officials she stopped. What if it was you driving? Wouldn't you be having a horrible horrible horrible horrible night? Where did it ever say she said she thought she hit a deer? My big question is what made you go searching facebook for information about her. Sounds to me like you may know her and have a grudge against her. Personally it is fools like you that makes the comment section a terrible idea on a newspaper. To many people who think they know everything about every situation. I happen to know for a fact her and several others called 911 when this happened, she did not try to get away, her husband and father in law were on the scene within minutes after she called them after 911 was called and was there when she was being asked questions by the deputy. This is a case of a young mother of a one year old who was going after milk and was involved in a horrible accident. I know her, her husband, and her in laws. Trust me they are all very upset about this. Their world was changed in an instant as well as the Stewart families. So in short, It was an accident! A horrible accident where a man lost his life, and families are changed forever.

-- Posted by driverdude on Tue, Aug 9, 2011, at 11:09 PM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families of the accident. We love and care for Brother Kenney and for his family very very much. We will be praying for all involved.

-- Posted by lafferty73 on Tue, Aug 9, 2011, at 11:33 PM


This girls life has changed forever. Whether you think so or not. It is tragic that Kenny lost his life. Quit speculating on what you think she did in her car. Were you in there with her NO. She has to live with the fact that this has happened for the rest of her life. Quit running her through the mud on here. I am sure that you are friends with the Stewart family but that doesn't mean that you need to bash others on here without hard evidence that she was worried about her phone.

-- Posted by time2growup on Wed, Aug 10, 2011, at 3:35 PM