On Wednesday, April 25, Jason Childers, 28, of Crawfordsville, Indiana, was running across Interstate 29, near Brookings in South Dakota, when he was hit by a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox. The Chevrolet Equinox was driven by Bruce Mauney, 64, of Sioux Falls. The incident occurred after 6:00 a.m. while Childers was naked and running erratically across the highway. He was hit underneath an interstate overpass. Sadly, Childers died from the crash.
According to police, Childers was a transient who was living with another homeless man underneath an overpass at mile marker 132 on Interstate 29. A witness indicated that prior to being hit, Childers had been drinking alcohol before he removed his clothing and started running back and forth across the highway. Before Childers was hit, two individuals had called 911 to report his erratic behavior. Officers from the Brookings Police Department were responding to the calls when the unfortunate accident occurred.