Police investigate man's death following hit-and-run in Hendricks County


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UPDATE (Jan. 24, 2020)– The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office says after this incident was investigated further and a medical examination was conducted, it was determined Walker’s injuries from the collision were not life threatening. While he was injured in a hit-and-run, officials do not believe that’s what caused his death. The coroner will determine the official cause of death.

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HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. — The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal hit-and-run on Thursday.

Deputies responded to a report on January 23 around 6:30 a.m. at County Road 100 South, just east of County Road 625 East near Avon.

Police said pedestrian Emanuel Charles Walker, Jr., 20, of Plainfield, was killed in the incident.

Officials believe Walker was struck by a westbound vehicle on County Road 100 South while standing on the edge of the road.

Walker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators are looking for a silver-colored Saturn vehicle with front and passenger side damage.

According to police, the vehicle may be missing a passenger side mirror.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office at (317) 745-9354 and reference Case #20-0589 .

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