Police rule out truck in connection with deadly hit-and-run, continue search for suspect

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Photo from Indiana State Police

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana State Police will continue their investigation into a hit-and-run crash Tuesday that killed a 53-year-old Rushville man.

State police said they were looking for a red Ford pickup truck in connection with the death of Jeffrey Smith, who was hit and killed along I-465 eastbound on the south side Tuesday morning. He’d pulled over to the shoulder of the road because of a mechanical problem and was standing on a ladder on the side of his truck.

jeffrey-smithThe fatal crash happened between 8:10 a.m. and 8:15 a.m.

A truck driver provided investigators with images of a Ford pickup truck traveling eastbound with what appeared to be front end damage. Detectives were able to track down the driver and the truck; they said the truck and driver were not involved in the crash that killed Smith.

State troopers said the investigation into Smith’s death remains open. Anyone with information about the crash should call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s