INDIANA STATE POLICE
Evan Stewart killed when standing next to his wrecked Honda; Andrew Adams suspected of DUI
Bartholomew County- Indiana State Police report that on Nov. 30, 2018, at approximately 9:30 pm, the Indiana State Police began investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred in northern Bartholomew County that claimed the life of a Shelbyville, Indiana man.
The initial investigation by Trp. Korry Clark, Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team, indicated that a 2003 Honda Accord being driven by Evan Stewart, 27, Shelbyville, Indiana was traveling eastbound on County Road 1000 North near Base Road. Police suspect that Stewart was driving while impaired.
Stewart’s vehicle left the roadway before striking a concrete barrier. The vehicle then overturned before coming to rest in the roadway.
Evidence at the scene indicates that Stewart exited the vehicle and was standing in the roadway near his vehicle when he was struck by an eastbound 2002 Chevrolet truck being driven by Andrew Adams, 25, Columbus, Indiana. Adams vehicle also struck Stewart’s vehicle that was stationary in the roadway.
Stewart sustained fatal injuries in the second collision. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office. Adams was not injured in the collision.
A third vehicle was reportedly at the scene when the second crash occurred although the occupants of that vehicle left the scene prior to being identified. The Indiana State Police would like to speak to the occupants of that vehicle. Anyone with information about this crash is urged to call the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post at (812)689-5000.
Toxicology tests on both Stewart and Adams are pending at this time. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in both crashes.
The Stewart family has been notified.
Trp. Clark was assisted by troopers from the Versailles and Indianapolis Districts, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, Shelby County EMS, Flatrock Fire Department, Bartholomew County, and Columbus Collision Towing Services.