Shelbyville man sentenced in fatal 2013 rit-and-run

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 21, 2014)– A Shelbyville man was sentenced Friday for a deadly hit-and-run crash that killed a 63-year-old woman in January 2013.

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced in February that Greg Hudson was convicted of failure to stop at an accident causing death (a class “C” felony) for the Jan. 14, 2013, hit-and-run crash that killed Kathleen Clark. The verdict was the result of a Court Trial.

Hudson has been sentenced to five years.  Three years of that suspended, the other two years to be in Marion Co. Community Corrections Home Detention, so he will not face any actual jail time.  His driver’s license suspended for 6 months, and he was ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution. He will be on probation for two years.

Clark was discovered on the evening of Jan. 14, 2013, in the grass along the side of South Meridian Street just north of Troy Avenue. Officers were able to identify the vehicle make and model by viewing security camera footage from a nearby business. Following an anonymous tip, investigators were lead to a vehicle repair shop in Shelbyville, where Hudson was identified as the vehicle owner and primary driver.

In statements given at the time of his arrest, Hudson admitted to striking something on Jan. 13, 2013. Hudson said he stopped in a neighborhood close to the crash to look at the damage to his truck. After looking at the damage and not determining what he had struck, Hudson said he returned home. He learned that he had struck a person on Jan. 15, 2013, but did not report the incident to the police.

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