IMPD searches for silver Honda with passenger damage in connection with fatal hit-and-run

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Metropolitan police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash on the city’s south side.

Around 9:15 p.m. Sunday, emergency crews were called to Stop 11 Road and Cherington Drive in response to reports of a pedestrian struck.

A passerby stopped at the scene and saw two adult males lying in the roadway. One of the men was declared dead at the scene.  He was later identified by the coroner as Mang Peng, 44. A second person suffered serious injuries and was taken to Eskenazi Hospital.

Investigators collected evidence at the scene. Police found a side mirror nearby, and they believe the vehicle made impact on the passenger side, ripping off the mirror. Police say they are searching for a silver Honda with damage to the passenger side in connection with the crash.

“The assumption is the vehicle was traveling eastbound just simply based on the location of the victims in the roadway, so any help from people if you saw anyone fleeing, if you saw a vehicle racing away quickly at Stop 11 between 31 and Madison anywhere between 9 p.m. and 9:15 this evening, a phone call would be great,” said Capt. Harold Turner with IMPD.

Turner said the hit-and-run happened in a very residential area. There are no sidewalks on the eastbound side, but streetlights were on near the scene.