Trooper Aaron Smith

Indiana State Police, Indiana
End of Watch Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Trooper Aaron Smith was struck and killed by a stolen vehicle at about 8:30 pm while deploying spike strips to terminate a vehicle pursuit on eastbound I-70, near 6 Points Road, in Plainfield.

Other troopers initiated a pursuit when the vehicle fled as they attempted to stop it. Trooper Smith was on I-70, deploying spike strips, when he was hit by the fleeing vehicle. The car crashed after hitting Trooper Smith.

The driver and vehicle passengers, including a juvenile, were taken to local hospitals.

Trooper Smith was a United States Army National Guard veteran and served with the Indiana State Police for five years. He is survived by his wife.

Source: ODMP

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