Indianapolis man arrested in connection with deadly hit-and-run on west side
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis police have arrested a man in connection with a deadly hit-and-run on the west side.
Police responded the incident near 34th Street and Moller Road around midnight Sunday.
Police say the suspect, 20-year-old Tresor Shema, struck another vehicle going north on Moller, which was occupied by a male driver, 22-year-old Luis Rivera, and a 22-year-old female passenger. That car was sheared in two.
Rivera was taken to Lois Eskenazi Hospital in good condition. The female passenger died at the scene. Her name has not been released at this time.
Police say Shema fled the scene on foot following the crash, but he was quickly apprehended. He now faces a charge of failing to stop at an accident involving death, a level 5 felony.
Investigators believe alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the collision.