INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 23, 2015)– Police have made an arrest in the fatal hit-and-run crash that killed 27-year-old Thomas Abell last month.
Jayme Murphy, 26, was arrested Thursday on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, a level 5 felony. Police said Murphy was located in a home in the 8100 block of E. 50th Street.
Abell was killed after being struck by a vehicle during the early morning hours of June 28 near the intersection of Kessler Boulevard and Crestview Avenue. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Family members canvassed the area for three weeks, seeking information about Abell’s death, they say the arrest allows them to move forward.
“We know that Thomas isn’t going to come back, but we’re able to move in the direction of seeking justice for him,” said Michael Abell, Thomas’ brother.
Abell’s brother said he was an avid runner and enjoyed spending time with his family. Abell graduated from IUPUI with a biology degree and was working as a lab assistant.