INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are trying to track down the driver who struck and killed an elderly man on the northwest side of Indianapolis Thursday morning and then fled the scene.
Police were called to the 5500 block of North Michigan Road near the intersection of Kessler Boulevard around 9:30 a.m. A woman walking her dog in the area found a man near the road in a ditch. Authorities pronounced the man dead at the scene.
After reviewing surveillance video from a Walmart store in the area, police believe the victim left the Walmart around 7 a.m. While carrying his groceries home, he tried to cross Michigan Road to get to the sidewalk when he was hit.
According to police, the individual lay near the road for about two hours before anyone saw him and called police. Police said the victim was 89-year-old Horace Rounds. Rounds' death comes just six days before his 90th birthday.
Police say at this time they are searching for a green 1997-1998 Ford Expedition or Ford F-150 with heavy front end damage in connection with the fatal accident. Unfortunately, no one has reported seeing the crash, so they do not know the make and model of the vehicle.
There are no skid marks in the roadway to show that the driver tried to stop after hitting the pedestrian.
If you were in the area at the time of the accident or have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.