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Charges could be filed in Monday's fatal Scottsburg pedestrian wreck

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SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (WDRB) -- Indiana State Police say the driver of the vehicle that hit and killed a man in Scottsburg on Monday evening left the scene but later came back.

According to Indiana State Police spokesman Sgt. Jerry Goodin, 50-year-old Fred Moss died after he was hit by two vehicles around 6:30 p.m.

Goodin says Moss was walking east across Highway 31 at Cherry Street when he was hit by a 1999 maroon Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The impact sent Moss into the northbound lanes, where he was hit by a white 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. 

He died at the scene. 

The driver of the first vehicle left the scene but later came back, according to Goodin. A wreck reconstruction team for ISP is currently investigating. Once complete, it will turn the information over the Scott County Prosecutor's Office which will then determine if any charges should be filed. 

"It sounded like a cannon went off," said witness Rachel Fitch. "That's the only way I know how to describe it. It was the loudest sound I've ever heard in my life."

Highway 31 was closed for approximately two hours while the investigation was completed.

Fitch said the area was well-lit with street lights.

"He was wearing a light brown Carhartt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes," Fitch said of Moss. 

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