Indiana Corrections Officer Killed, Three Others Injured After Being Struck by SUV

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    Indiana Corrections Officer Killed, Three Others Injured After Being Struck by SUV

    A Lake County corrections officer was killed and three others were injured Tuesday night after they were struck by a vehicle while jogging following their shifts.
    Corrections Officer Britney Muex, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene following the incident that occurred around 7 p.m. at 93rd Avenue and Main Street in Crown Point, according to The Northwest Indiana Times.
    The cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma as the result of a motor vehicle versus pedestrian accident, a spokesman for the Lake County coroner's office told the newspaper.


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    A person of interest was in custody Thursday morning in a deadly hit-and-run that killed a correctional officer and injured three co-workers in northwest Indiana.
    Police would not confirm whether the person they were questioning was a suspect.
    Britney Meux, 25, and three other Lake County officers were out running Tuesday night in Crown Point, Ind., when they were hit by an SUV that took off. Meux, a mother of a 5-month-old baby, was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Officer David Murchek, 25, has been released from the hospital, but Delano Scaife, 22, and Latasha Johnson, 34, remain hospitalized.
    Murchek called 911 and reported hearing an engine rev just before being hit.
    Investigators said there was no evidence the car attempted to brake and believe the crash may have been intentional.
    The focus of the investigation is on a vehicle seen leaving the jail compound with its lights off just moments before.
    The sheriff said authorities were looking for a dark truck or SUV that is missing the passenger side mirror.
    Police in Indiana were expected to release surveillance video Thursday.
    Newscore contributed to this report.
    Click for more on this story from MyFoxChicago.com

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