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22-year-old woman arrested in Bloomington after allegedly fatally striking man on scooter

Bloomington Police
Posted at 3:55 PM, Sep 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-21 16:28:42-04

BLOOMINGTON — A 22-year-old woman was arrested Sunday morning in Bloomington after she allegedly hit and killed a person on an electric scooter.

According to Bloomington police, officers responded to a report of a crash near the intersection of N. Walnut Street and E. 12th Street about 2 a.m.

Witnesses at the scene explained to officers that the vehicle involved in the crash left the scene at a high rate of speed.

Officers located a 20-year-old man lying near the intersection. The man was taken to IU Health Bloomington Hospital but died from their injuries.

Bloomington police said the suspected vehicle, a black 2012 Mercedes-Benz with damage, was located a half-mile away near the intersection of 19th Street and Lincoln Street.

A badly damaged electric shooter was near the vehicle, according to police.

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Bloomington police officers arrived and saw a black 2012 Mercedes-Benz with damage to the windshield, as well as a badly damaged electric scooter nearby.

The driver of the Mercedes-Benz, a 22-year-old Crown Point woman failed dexterity tests at the scene and was transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital for a blood draw in custody, according to Bloomington police.

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, formal charges were filed against Madelyn Howard. Howard is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, causing death when operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and reckless homicide - recklessly killing another human being.

She is scheduled for an initial hearing at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23.