Police make arrest in Greenwood deadly hit-and-run

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GREENWOOD, Ind. -- An Indianapolis man is behind bars accused of a deadly hit-and-run in Greenwood.

The fatal crash took place Saturday night on Emerson Avenue.

“I feel empty. I feel empty, like he should be here,” said the victim's girlfriend Carly Saylor.

Carly got emotional talking about her boyfriend, Alec Guyette, who worked two jobs at restaurants in Greenwood and died while riding his bike home from work.

“It's that easy for somebody to lose a life you know,” said Saylor. “He just had a big heart. He was a good guy. He cared about people.”

Police reports claim the suspect, Derrick Scott, had been driving his ex-girlfriend's Cadillac at the time of the crash and sped away without stopping. That car was found with significant damage.

Just a few hours after the fatal crash, police were able to track Scott to his apartment complex and took him into custody.

The victim’s girlfriend hopes Scott is held accountable for the crash.

“You can't just leave somebody like that. If he would have stopped and said I messed up or called 911, maybe something could have been done, but he was just left. Alex was left in the road,” said Saylor.

Derrick Scott was remanded to the Johnson County jail for reckless homicide, operating a vehicle while being a habitual traffic violator causing death and leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

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