COLUMBUS, Ind. – Jurors spent several hours deliberating before finding a man guilty in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a Bartholomew County high school student last year.
The trial started Monday. Shiam Sunder Shankara Subramanian was ultimately convicted of the two counts he faced: leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death or catastrophic injury and passing a school bus while the arm signal is extended causing death.
The crash happened around 7 a.m. on Aug. 30, 2021, in the 1900 block of S. Gladstone Avenue. Sixteen-year-old Lily Streeval was attempting to board her school bus when a car hit her and left the scene.
Streeval was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital but died from her injuries. She was a junior at Columbus East High School.
A person who witnessed the crash followed Subramanian’s vehicle and informed he he’d struck a student with his car. Subramanian then tried to turn around in a nearby yard and got stuck on an embankment, according to the probable cause affidavit.
His Honda Civic had a shattered windshield, dented hood and other signs of damage, police said. Subramanian told investigators he’d “hit something” and recalled seeing “flashing lights” while on his way to work.
A crash reconstruction team determined he’d failed to slow down while the bus was stopped.
On Dec. 12, Subramanian was sentenced to four years in prison followed by two years to be served on probation.