COLUMBUS, Ind. – Jurors spent several hours deliberating before finding a man guilty in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a Bartholomew County high school student last year.
The trial started Monday. Shiam Sunder Shankara Subramanian was ultimately convicted of the two counts he faced: leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death or catastrophic injury and passing a school bus while the arm signal is extended causing death.
The crash happened around 7 a.m. on Aug. 30, 2021, in the 1900 block of S. Gladstone Avenue. Sixteen-year-old Lily Streeval was attempting to board her school bus when a car hit her and left the scene.
Streeval was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital but died from her injuries. She was a junior at Columbus East High School.
A person who witnessed the crash followed Subramanian’s vehicle and informed he he’d struck a student with his car. Subramanian then tried to turn around in a nearby yard and got stuck on an embankment, according to the probable cause affidavit.
His Honda Civic had a shattered windshield, dented hood and other signs of damage, police said. Subramanian told investigators he’d “hit something” and recalled seeing “flashing lights” while on his way to work.
A crash reconstruction team determined he’d failed to slow down while the bus was stopped.
Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 27.