Amity Smitson Killed; Miller Nix Injured in Accident at State Rd 37 in Perry County, IN

May 11, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Amity Smitson, Miller Nix
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Rd 37, Perry County, IN

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Indiana State Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Scooter, Truck-Trailer
State Hwy 37
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Truck struck a scooter before fleeing the scene

What Happened

State Police arrested a driver in connection with a collision that killed one person at State Rd 37 in Perry County, IN on May 11th, 2023. Police say it happened around 9 p.m. According to investigators, a scooter was struck by a truck-trailer combo under unclear circumstances. Following the collision, police allege the truck, allegedly operated by Blake Hensley, did not come to a stop to render aid or to call authorities. Amity Smitson, one of the operators of the vehicle, was killed in the collision. The second occupants, Miller Nix, was hospitalized with serious injuries. Hensley was later located and arrested on charges that include leaving the scene of a deadly crash. Additional information is not immediately available.

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