Police search for hit-run driver after woman’s body found near south side intersection

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A 63-year-old woman was killed on the south side Monday morning following a hit-and-run crash.

The woman’s body was found near the intersection of Troy and Meridian at 10:30 a.m. The coroner identified the victim as Kathleen J. Clark of Indianapolis.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were looking through eight hours of security video footage from a bar across the street in order to get more information about the suspect and suspect’s vehicle.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Clark was walking southbound along Meridian Street, when a car traveling southbound hit her.  There are no sidewalks in the area.

“The only thing in this case we could have encouraged is maybe some reflective clothing, something that makes you very visible to passing cars,” said Kendale Adams of IMPD. “And we always encourage our drivers to make sure they’re aware of what’s in front of them, not drive distracted or anything like that.”

IMPD said they recovered several pieces from the vehicle. They believe they’re looking for a 1997 – 2004 gold or tan Ford F150 pickup truck or Expedition with right passenger side damage. Police said the vehicle should be missing a right side front headlamp.

3 comments

  • Carra Miller

    i work right down the street at speedway on Sumner and meridian. and i am extremely worried about alot of our customers and how they get to and from places. we heard alot of different stories about what might have happened. i hope this drive is found soon.

  • Charlie Ponzi

    Did you hear it… It's the southside NO SIDEWALKS in the area. But Mayor Blowhard has stupid bike lanes all over town.

    Mayor Blowhard doesn't give a crap about southside residents. He is a crony capitalist that lines the pockets of his buddies and is some idiotic quest to create unnecessary bike trails AHEAD of safe pedestrian sidewalks.

  • Foxgirl

    I hope they find who did this…I live close by and drive this route alot and it is very sad that no one seen anything. I do agree that more needs done with this area as to putting in sidewalks and better lighting, as with alot of other areas instead of bike routes. Nice to know there was a camera rolling though, who would have guessed!

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