UPDATE: Coroner identifies victim in fatal hit-and-run crash
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man died after a being struck Thursday night in a hit-and-run crash, and now police are looking for the vehicle that hit him.
The crash happened just after 10 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of 38th Street and Franklin Road. On Friday, the Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 27-year-old Darius Webb.
Witnesses said Webb was crossing 38th Street when a car hit him. They told police that he may have been buying something from a nearby business, and police were checking surveillance video from surrounding businesses.
“I mean, we’ll be checking, obviously, all the businesses. I do not see (a camera) on the intersection, but we’ll be checking,” said Capt. Michael Elder with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
Police said the car that hit Webb appeared to be a dark-colored (possibly red or maroon) Buick LaCrosse that sped off after the crash. The vehicle would have significant front-end and windshield damage, police said.
“What we ask is if anyone was in the neighborhood around 10 p.m., and you saw something, that you call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS,” Elder said.
Witnesses said they last saw the car heading east on 38th Street from Franklin Road.