Lottery winner killed on way home

Jan. 24, 2004 at 7:04 AM
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ELMWOOD, Ind., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The winner of this week's "Hoosier Millionaire" game show in Indianapolis died after being hit by a pickup truck just hours after the show's taping.

Carl D. Atwood, 73, won $57,000 on Thursday during a taping of the television game show, the Indianapolis Star reported Saturday.

Atwood, with the big check in his pocket, was hit by a pickup truck as he walked across an intersection just one block from his house, said Elwood Police Chief Toby R. Barker.

The driver, Brian Harris, 29, an Elwood firefighter, will not be charged, Barker said.

Elwood, a city of about 10,000 in Madison County, is about 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

"We are going to air the show," said Hoosier Lottery Director Jack Ross said. "That is what they (the Atwood family) wanted to do, and at the end of the show we will have something in memory of Carl Atwood."

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