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Police: Suspect carjacks vehicle, fatally hits pedestrian on west side

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Police say a person died Thursday evening after being struck by a carjacked vehicle on the west side.

Officers were called to the scene at West Washington Street and South Holt Road around 5:20 p.m. on a report of an accident.

A woman on the scene said her car, a white 1999 Lincoln Navigator with Indiana license plate WHK219, had just been stolen while she was inside a store.

As the suspect tried to rapidly escape, a male pedestrian was struck. He was taken to Eskenazi Health in critical condition, where he later died.

Just after 11:00 p.m. IMPD officers on routine patrol spotted the vehicle in the 5600 block of Georgetown Road. Police stopped the vehicle in a parking lot and detained two people.

Investigators are in the process of interviewing the detained subjects to determine their potential involvement in the fatal crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS. Tips can be kept anonymous.

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