At 5:09 A.M., a State Trooper responded to a call of a traffic accident with injuries on County Road 300 East, approximately one quarter mile south of State Road 58. While approaching the scene, the trooper was informed by two pedestrians that they saw a male with injuries walking south along CR 300E. The trooper drove south but was unable to locate a crash or the injured male. After turning around and checking the area again, the trooper discovered Aaron Michael Byers, 40, Elnora, lying along the corn field on the west side of the roadway. Byers was unresponsive.
Emergency medical personnel and first responders arrived on scene; however, were not able to revive Byers. He was pronounced as deceased by the Daviess County Coroner.