Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Special Deputy Sheriff Kay Gregory was killed in a two-vehicle accident while delivering official documents to the Marion County Courthouse.
While traveling northbound on Delaware Street, she was struck by the driver of a vehicle who was eastbound on South Street after disregarding the red light at the intersection. She lost control of her unmarked sheriff's vehicle and struck a tree.
She was transported to Wishard Memorial Hospital where she died.
The 30-year-old driver, who was injured, was taken to Methodist Hospital where she was charged with driving on a suspended license.
Special Deputy Sheriff Gregory, from Indianapolis, had previously served with the Indianapolis Police Department for 23 years and was one of the agency's first female sergeants. As a special deputy, she was responsible for serving court orders, civil papers and tax warrants.
She was survived by her husband, four children, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her husband also served with the Marion County Sheriff's Department, had previously served as the marshal with the Gosport Town Marshal's Office and retired as a sergeant with the Indianapolis Police Department.