Volunteer poll worker hit and killed after early morning crash on south side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 3, 2015) – A volunteer poll worker was struck and killed in a crash on the south side of Indianapolis early Tuesday morning, police say.

This happened around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday at Banta Trail and South Meridian Street, according to Indianapolis Metropolitan police dispatchers. Investigators identified the man as Victor Risch, 74, Indianapolis.

According to IMPD, Risch was leaving to volunteer at the polls. Police said he stopped on Meridian to retrieve some items that had fallen out of the van. The van was a rental; police said the door opened during the trip, spilling the items on the road. A vehicle hit him as he was trying to pick up the lost items, which police said may have been trash bags.

Police stopped the driver of a vehicle that hit Risch. Investigators said the driver was cooperative and tested negative for alcohol.