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MEMPHIS, Ind. (WDRB) -- A man who was struck and killed while walking his dog outside a truck stop Thursday night has been identified.
Police say witnesses saw the victim, Billy R. Evans from Hill City, Minnesota, walking a dog near the scales portion of the parking lot of the Pilot Truck Stop off exit 16 on Interstate 65 before he was killed, but no one saw him get hit.
Evans died at the scene from multiple injuries. Police say he was a truck driver.
On Thursday Clark County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Brian Meyer told WDRB it appears a large vehicle struck Evans, and that it could have been an accident.
It is believed that a large vehicle struck Evans. The driver of the vehicle that hit him left the scene.
According to a news release from the Clark County Sheriff's Department, it happened shortly after 8 p.m. Receipts in Evans' pocket indicated he had made purchases inside the truck stop store at 8 p.m.
Investigators have reviewed surveillance footage, but nothing was found that showed the part of the lot where Evans was struck.
Officials from the Clark County Sheriff's Department located Evans' dog and arrangements are being made to have it returned to his family in Minnesota.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Clark County's Sheriff Department.