Driver survives after being ejected, run over by another vehicle in Knox Co.

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KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) — A driver is in serious condition after being ejected from his car, then run over by another vehicle in Knox County.

The incident happened Tuesday morning just after 9;30.

Indiana State Police say 31-yeaerKayden Riggins was speeding while driving southbound on US 41 near Camp Arthur Road.

ISP says while driving, Riggins approached a vehicle driven by Nelda Eaden, 83, of Vincennes. Eaden was driving in the right lane of US 41 just south of Camp Arthur Road.

Riggins lost control of his vehicle when he tried passing Eaden’s car, according to police. They say Riggins’ vehicle went back into the driving lane in front of Eaden’s car, then hit a guardrail.

Police say Eaden saw Riggins’ vehicle hit the guardrail and tried to avoid hitting his vehicle.

Troopers say Riggins was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected, then thrown into the passing lane, where Eaden drove over him and dragged him about 160 feet (ca. 49 m) before stopping in the median.

Riggins was airlifted to St. Vincent in Evansville for serious injuries.

Eaden was not injured in the accident.

Riggins’ front seat passenger was buckled up and uninjured.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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(This story was originally published on June 25, 2019)

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