Police investigate fatal hit-and-run on Northside; 2nd incident this weekend

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 28, 2015) -- IMPD Detectives are investigating the second hit-and-run in the past two days and they're looking for a driver.

The latest incident happened Sunday morning on the Northside. Police got a call just before 4 a.m. about a person in the road near the intersection of Kessler Boulevard and Crestview Avenue. When police got there, they found a man who was unresponsive in the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene here by EMS. His name has not been released.

This comes after another hit and run happened Saturday morning downtown near Meridian and Georgia St. just before 3 a.m.  Police say the driver of a PT Cruiser hit a person walking and took-off.  Police told FOX59 that person survived and officers ended-up finding the driver of that car.

Meanwhile, IMPD officers have been told to crack-down on speeding drivers in an effort to reduce the high number of hit-and-runs lately.

In 2014, IMPD reports 559 hit and run crashes that left someone injured. Of those, 13 people died.  So far in 2015, IMPD records show 253 hit and runs where someone was hurt.  Of those, seven people have died.

Police say, if you hit someone, leaving the scene only makes it worse.

"What we want people to understand is, you made a mistake, stay put, own it, and let us as a law enforcement agency and a community at large address those issues," IMPD Officer Chris Wilburn said.

Police ask anyone with more information about Sunday's hit-and-run incident to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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