Man struck, killed in hit-run crash on northeast side

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INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 31, 2014) – Indianapolis Metropolitan police were investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash Wednesday night involving a pedestrian.

Dispatchers said a man was hit and killed in the 4000 block of North Franklin Road just before 9 p.m.

IMPD said the man was walking in the northbound lane and was not on the sidewalk. A car in the northbound lane hit him. The driver stopped briefly and got out before driving away. IMPD said there were multiple witnesses.

Police are looking for a silver or light-colored four-door Cadillac with front end damage. They’re asking the driver to come forward.

“The individual actually stopped, spoke with a couple of witnesses on scene and took off,” said Officer Christopher Wilburn with IMPD. “So what we’re asking right now, we actually are compelling this person to come forward. If you know of a light-colored Cadillac with front end or side panel damage, please, please, please call Crime Stoppers

Investigators said the victim had called a loved one to pick him up. That relative drove by and didn’t see him. Eventually, she came back to find witnesses flagging down other drivers for help.

“This is a situation that you should not in any stretch of the imagination feel that it’s appropriate to leave the scene of an accident,” Wilburn said. “It’s against the law and you don’t want these sort of things to happen to your family or loved ones.”