Police arrest man they say fled from deadly hit-and-run crash

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Jesse McLemore

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 23, 2016) – Police arrested a man Wednesday who they say fled the scene of a deadly hit-and-run crash on the city’s south side.

Police say Jesse McLemore, 28, was taken into custody for the crash that killed Ryan Ziemer, 39.

The crash occurred in the 1100 block of Norton Avenue around 3:30 a.m.

When police arrived to the scene, they found a SUV that had crashed into a brick pillar. The vehicle sustained significant damage to the passenger side.

Police say three people were inside the SUV.  A passenger in the backseat, who was later identified as Ziemer, was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger was injured and taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital.

Police said the driver, McLemore, got out of the vehicle and ran off. He is now in custody.

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