BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — A 28-year-old Indiana man who stripped off his clothes and ran naked across Interstate 29 has died after being struck by a Sioux Falls motorist.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol reports that Jason Childers of Crawfordsville, Ind., was struck by a 2008 Chevy Equinox driven by 64-year-old Bruce Mauney of Sioux Falls.
Mauney is charged with first-offense drunken driving. A witness told police that Childers also had been drinking alcohol before he stripped and darted across the interstate, prompting two calls to 911 advising of a naked person running erratically.
Brookings Police Department and the Brooking County Sheriff's Office are assisting the Highway Patrol with the investigation. Childers died near an overpass at mile marker 132 near Brookings.
The TV station reports that Childers had been living beneath the overpass.