Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Corrections Officer Britney Meux was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver traveling eastbound on 93rd Avenue west of Main Street in Crown Point.
She and three other corrections officers were jogging along the outer perimeter of the Lake County Jail, while exercising at the end of their shift, when a vehicle struck all four officers from behind. Corrections Officer Meux was killed instantly and the other three corrections officers suffered severe injuries.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the officers fled the scene but surrendered the following day. In February 2014, he was sentenced to 12 years in prison for reckless homicide, criminal recklessness, failure to stop after an accident and reckless driving.
Corrections Officer Meux was survived by her 5-month-old daughter, life partner, mother, father and four sisters. She is the first known female African-American law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in the state of Indiana.