Suspect arrested after hit-and-run crash kills 90-year-old woman on near north side

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24th/Illinois fatal hit-and-run

UPDATE:

Maurice Webster was found guilty of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death in Dec. 2017. In Jan. 2018, he was sentenced to 4 years and 60 days in prison, with 254 days of jail credit.

ORIGINAL STORY:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Metro police have found a suspect who they believe is responsible for a deadly hit-and-run on the near north side Saturday night.

At around 9:45 p.m., police say a 90-year-old woman was crossing the street near the 2400 block of North Illinois Street when she was hit by a vehicle traveling down the one-way road. The driver reportedly drove off without stopping, leaving her to die at the scene.

“Why does a street with so many lights out, you know, you would think people would see people going across the street,” said Tihesha George who lives in the area. “It’s really nerve-wracking to see it.”

Police have identified the suspect as 47-year-old Maurice Webster. Police say he turned himself in at the Arrestee Processing Center early Sunday morning. He was then arrested on the preliminary charge of leaving the scene of an accident that caused a fatality.

Webster’s vehicle is a white, older Chevrolet or GMC van. He originally left the scene going eastbound on Fall Creek Road heading away from 24th St. and Illinois St.

“It’s heartless, it’s really heartless,” George added as she stood watching police at the crime scene. “This is somebody’s mother, auntie, sister, you know? At least have the decency to stop and see if she’s okay and at least get help.”

The victim has not been identified at this time.