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All lanes of I-69 reopened in Grant County following fatal hit-and-run crash

3:45 p.m. – State police say all lanes of I-69 near mile marker 264 in Grant County have reopened following a fatal hit-and-run crash.

3:02 p.m. - State police have located the Jeep that left the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash in Grant County. Police said the driver turned himself in to police in Van Buren, Ind.

The northbound lanes remain closed near mile marker 264. Police couldn’t say how long the closure would last and are telling drivers to avoid the area.

(2:40 p.m.) GRANT COUNTY – A fatal hit-and-run crash in Grant County has closed I-69 northbound.

It happened at mile marker 264 near the Marion exit.

Indiana State Police said the northbound lanes would be closed for an “extended period of time.”

They’re looking for a gray, SUV-style Jeep that left the scene. The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. Police said the Jeep has heavy damage to the front end. It may also be missing a passenger side mirror.

Anyone with information about the Jeep should notify their local law enforcement agency or the Indiana State Police by calling (765) 473-6666.

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9 Comments to “All lanes of I-69 reopened in Grant County following fatal hit-and-run crash”

    susan smith said:
    February 1, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    they have found the suspect…he turned himself in

    Penny said:
    February 1, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    why haven't they released the names?

    Jeff said:
    February 1, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    What the Heck is up with all these hit and run accidents lately? Geez! And these people all fleeing the scene? I mean, wouldn't they want the people to stop for them if the shoe was on the other foot or if it was a friend or relative of theirs? It could also mean the difference between life and Death with a 911 call by the person who hit them! So sick of peoples self centeredness and our lack of Morals and standards we as a people have anymore in this world! Just sayin (smdh)

    John said:
    February 1, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Too bad for all involved. Too much of this going on.

    Olivia said:
    February 1, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    why are my comments being blocked by the administrator, we are getting a lawyer against your news station.

    sheila said:
    February 1, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    I was thinking that the Marion exit was 164, not 264??? Am I wrong in thinking that?

      guest said:
      February 1, 2013 at 5:30 PM

      they have renumbered them. exit 210 use to be exit 10 in Fishers and exit 5 is now 205. when they started the new section down south to evansville they renumbered starting summer of 2012.

    Theinformer66 said:
    February 1, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    The man who did the hit and run, didn't even realize he did it till after the fact. He has claimed he had a diabetic seizure. He also claims after he woke from this seizure he was still dazed and confused, and had no idea what happened. Which is why he drove away. Once he realized he might have hit someone, he turned himself into the authorities.

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