Investigators said a fatal hit-and-run suspect changed his story after being confronted with the evidence they had against him.
Greg Hudson, 50, faces a charge of failure to stop after an accident causing death following Kathy Clark’s death. The 63-year-old was walking along Meridian Street and Troy Avenue when she was hit.
After receiving an anonymous tip, investigators found a truck matching the description of the vehicle that hit Clark at a Shelbyville repair shop. Hudson owns that shop, court documents revealed Tuesday.
When asked how his vehicle became damaged, Hudson told investigators he visited a few businesses on the city’s northeast side and that it must have been damaged while he was inside one of the businesses.
When confronted with the paint chips and headlight lens pieces recovered from the scene of the crash on the city’s south side, court documents said, Hudson admited he did drive his pickup truck along South Meridian Street the night of the accident.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Hudson said he hit what he thought was a wooden barricade as he approached Troy Avenue. He said he didn’t know he hit a person until two days later. Hudson said he thought about turning himself in numerous times but didn’t call police to report the accident.