UPDATE (9/11/2023): The man arrested in connection to the truck stop stabbing has been released from jail and all his charges dismissed after the Hendricks County Prosecutor’s Office determined the man acted in self-defense.


CLAYTON, Ind. — A Monrovia man stabbed his coworker to death at the TA truck stop in Clayton, according to the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office.

The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched Saturday at approximately 5:58 p.m. to the 10300 block of South SR 39 on a report of a stabbing.

The initial investigation conducted by deputies showed that a physical altercation occurred between two employees at the TA Travel Center. During the altercation, one of the employees stabbed the other with a knife.

The victim was transported to an Indianapolis hospital, but pronounced dead a short time later.

The victim was identified as Darin Lee Simpson, 33, of Martinsville.