INDIANAPOLIS (April 21, 2015) – A man who was riding a moped died Tuesday morning after being hit by a van.
The van initially left the scene but eventually stopped 1.5 miles away.
It happened in the area of Shadeland Avenue and Pendleton Pike around 6:15 a.m.
they were in the same lane of travel and actually dragged him for a significant distance," said IMPD Public Information Officer Chris Wilburn. "It wasn't until about 3100 N. Shadeland that the vehicle actually stopped. So that in and of itself is very difficult for anybody to witness so we’re just trying to figure out exactly what happened. We don’t know what compelled the driver to stop, maybe witnesses, maybe he felt guilty."
IMPD officers are not yet sure if the driver of the van was under the influence. Officers also don't yet know if the van driver or a witness initially called 911. The investigation is ongoing.
A man at the scene tells FOX59 the driver of the moped is his brother and he leaves work nearby at 6 a.m. and was on his way home.
Police say all the lights appear to be working on the moped. It does not appear at this time that the moped driver was wearing a helmet.