CART Investigates Pedestrian Fatality on SR 111

The following post was issued as a press release by the Floyd County Prosecutor’s Office Combined Accident Reconstruction Team (CART):

For Release IMMEDIATE

S/Trooper David A. Scott

(812) 246-5424

UPDATE: Pedestrian Dies in Crash on Grant Line Road

NEW ALBANY — On December 20, 2011 at approximately 3:54PM, the New Albany Police Department received a call regarding a crash involving a pedestrian on Grant Line Road near Jolissaint Avenue. Due to the severity of the injuries to the pedestrian, the Floyd County CART Team was called to the scene to assist with the investigation.

The preliminary investigation reveals that a pedestrian was crossing Grant Line Road north of the intersection of Jolissaint Avenue when he was struck by a northbound 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The Chevrolet had swerved around another vehicle which was turning east on Jolissaint Avenue. The pedestrian was struck as the Chevorlet came back into the northbound lane. He was transported to University of Louisville Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the vehicle, RYAN BROWNING, age 18, of Georgetown, Indiana was not injured. As is standard procedure in fatality crashes, Browning was taken to a local hospital for a blood draw to check for alcohol or drug impairment.

The pedestrian has been identified as DAVID BREWER, age 24, of Clarksville, Indiana.

Grant Line Road was closed for approximately two hours during the on-scene investigation.

Assisting agencies: New Albany Police Department, Indiana State Police, New Albany Fire Department.

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