Woman struck, killed during hit-and-run crash on near north side of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - A 69-year-old woman died Sunday night in a hit-and-run crash on the northeast side of the city. Now police are looking for the vehicle and driver responsible.

According to Indianapolis Metropolitan police, the crash happened around 8:10 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of 30th Street and Park Avenue on the near north side. IMPD identified the victim as Mae Beasley.

IMPD said a dark-colored Chevy Tahoe from the 2001-2006 model years with tinted windows struck Beasley, who was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital but later died from her injuries.

“The victim was in the roadway was possibly crossing the roadway and was hit by the car 32:20 we believe the car was a 2001-2006 dark-colored Chevy Tahoe with tinted windows,” said IMPD Sgt. Doug Heustis.

Another driver saw the crash, got a good look at the suspects’ car and called the police.

“There was no indication at the scene that they even tried to stop. They just drove off…which is amazing,” said Sgt. Heustis.

IMPD says there has recently been a spike in fatal hit and run crashes.

“People do not understand how someone who just hit a person can drive off and leave them,” said Sgt. Heustis.

According to IMPD there have been 15 fatal hit and runs so far this year.

The hit and run investigation team take each and every case personally.

“Everybody is somebody’s brother, sister, mom, and dad, whatever the case is. Everybody is somebody,” said Sgt. Heustis.

The vehicle will have front-end damage to the driver’s side, police said. Anyone with information should contact IMPD’s Crash Team Investigators at (317) 327-6485 or call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.