LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A 22-year-old man was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated early Monday evening after police say the pickup truck he was driving struck and killed an 80-year-old man who had been riding his bike. Brian Schrock of Millersburg also faces a pending charge of reckless homicide.
According to the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were dispatched just after 8 pm to the area near 6800 W CR 200 S after getting a report that a bicyclist had been hit by a vehicle.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found Leland Lambright of Emma. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
Investigators determined that Schrock was driving a 2002 GMC Envoy when he hit Lambright. They believe Schrock was using his cell phone at the time of the crash and that he’d been drinking.
Multiple police agencies along with the Topeka Fire Department, medics with Parkview and the LaGrange County Coroner’s Office assisted at the scene of the crash.