Seymour man involved in death of pedestrian in Scottsburg

Tribune staff reports

A man who died Monday evening in Scottsburg after being struck by two pickups — including one driven by a Seymour man — has been identified.

Police report that Fred Moss, 50, a Louisville, Kentucky, native, who had lived in Scottsburg for several years, first was struck by a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Lucas Petty, 23, of Scottsburg while walking east across U.S. 31 at Cherry Street.

Moss, who was knocked into the northbound lanes of U.S. 31, then was hit by a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Travis Riley, 37, of Seymour, according to a news release from Sgt. Jerry Goodin with the Indiana State Police.

Goodin, the Sellersburg Post’s public information officer, said Moss was pronounced dead at the scene after the incident, reported at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Indiana State Police reconstructionists were called to the scene to assist in the investigation of the crash. After it is completed, it will then be forwarded to the Scott County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

U.S. 31 was closed for about two hours while the investigation was completed.

Officers with the Scottsburg Police Department and Scott County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene along with personnel with the Scottsburg Fire Department, Scott County Coroner’s Office and Scott County Emergency Medical Services.