Driver arrested, accused of leaving scene of crash that killed pregnant Indianapolis woman

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Demarco Mathews

UPDATE (Dec. 13, 2016) — Demarco Mathews was sentenced to 1,640 days in DOC, 545 suspended. He will also serve 1 year of probation and have a 3-year license suspension.

UPDATE (Nov. 1, 2016) — Demarco Mathews pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 25, 2016) – Indianapolis Metropolitan police arrested a driver accused of leaving the scene of a crash that killed a pregnant Indianapolis woman.

Demarco Mathews, 31, was taken into custody Wednesday, according to IMPD. Police had been looking for him since Feb. 3, when a car crashed at East New York Street and North Bradley Avenue around 5:30 a.m. Investigators said he lost control of the car, hitting a fire hydrant and street signs before smashing into a retaining wall.

Antoinette Johnson, 23, was a passenger in the vehicle and died from her injuries. Police said Mathews got out of the car and ran away without trying to render first aid or calling police. He’s charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

4 Fast Facts

  • Police arrest man after fatal crash
  • Demarco Mathews left crash scene without checking on passenger
  • Pregnant passenger died in Feb. 3 crash
  • Police had been looking for Mathews since incident

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