Sidewalk Safety Being Discussed After Muncie Teen is Killed

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By Rick Yencer

MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS / PHOTO) - Nathan Skinner, 15, was killed by a motorist Tuesday night while walking along Nebo Road near Meijer with his girlfriend, Jada Anacker, 14.

The accident around 6 p.m. involved driver William R. Terhune, 58, 6400 N. Nebo Road, who told authorities he drove up on the couple and did not see them.

Anacker was walking in the road that was not lighted, and Terhune said he only heard a loud bang and stopped to find he had hit the youth.

Skinner later died after treated at Riley Hospital, Indianapolis.

No charges have been filed in the accident, and the fatality illustrated the need for more sidewalks along roads in fast growing northwest Muncie. Nebo, like Morrison, McGalliard, Bethel and other nearby roadways have no sidewalks