Police: Man ‘brain dead’ after east side hit-and-run

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man and a woman are injured following a hit and run accident on the east side.

Around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, officers were called to an accident at the 4000 block of Southeastern Avenue.

According to authorities, the man and woman were walking along the side of the road when they were hit.

Both victims, Joseph Nordstrom and Angela Ruhlig, were transported to an area hospital. Ruhlig is expected to survive, but police say Nordstrom is brain dead. There’s no word yet if the family is waiting to harvest organs.

Police are searching for the striking vehicle , a beige or gold Ford F-150 pick-up, between the model years 2004 and 2008.

The vehicle will have damage to the front passenger side, including heavy damage to the headlight.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you know anything, please call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.

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