INDIANAPOLIS — A 59-year-old man is dead after a hit-and-run incident Wednesday night that happened near the intersection of West Washington Street and New Haven Drive.
Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called out around 9:15 p.m. on reports of a person down.
Once at the scene, they found a man dead. IMPD confirmed the adult male was hit while riding a scooter and no other vehicle was found in the area. The coroner’s office identified the victim as 59-year-old Joseph Jackson.
The incident is being treated as a hit-and-run, with investigators now checking for any nearby surveillance video that might have caught what happened. At this time no witnesses have come forward.
This marks the 19th fatal hit-and-run to happen in the city of Indianapolis this year.
The road where the incident happened on the west side was closed until close to midnight as officers wrapped up their investigation and cleared the scene.
Anyone with information can contact IMPD or call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.