Passenger dies, driver flees after car crashes into tree in Anderson

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ANDERSON, Ind. -- Anderson police say a driver fled the scene of a fatal accident over the weekend.

Officers responded to the crash in the 1800 block of Fairview Street just before 6:30 p.m on July 22.

Witnesses say the car went through the grass, knocking out a few signs and mailboxes, before it crashed into a tree. A woman trapped in the car was extracted and transported to St. Vincent Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Family tells FOX59 that the woman name was Chelsea Alexander and the 26-year-old was a mother of two young children.

Witnesses said they saw another car pull up and help the driver out of the car. They say he took off. However, the suspect left his ID behind.

"He was like limping and his head had a bunch of blood on the back of it and then they fled and just left her there," one witness said.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Anderson Police Department at 765-648-6775.

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