INDIANAPOLIS — A man was walking to a restaurant to wait for a ride after the car he was in was involved in a crash when he was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Sunday morning in Indianapolis.
Indiana State Police troopers were called just before 4 a.m. to the ramp near Interstate-465 eastbound and Harding Street on the report of a single-vehicle crash, ISP Sgt. John Perrine said in a press release. After troopers decided to tow the car, the passenger, who stayed with the car while the driver went to get help, declined a ride from troopers and began walking to a nearby restaurant to wait for a ride.
As the man was walking across the ramp, he was struck by a vehicle, Perrine said. The vehicle involved left the scene at a high rate of speed.
That vehicle is believed to be dark blue or black and will have heavy damage concentrated around the passenger headlight. The make and model of the vehicle has not been determined.
The victim died and was later identified as Jaciel Quiala, 21, of Indianapolis.
Anyone with information on the suspect or any vehicle with front end damage on the passenger side is asked to call state police at 317-899-8577.
Indy Area: Be on the Lookout
Troopers on scene of a fatal hit-&-run crash on the city’s south side
A pedestrian was struck & killed by a Kia Sol or similar style vehicle
Look for a Kia Sole w/ front end damage and call police if you see it
Last seen southbound SR 37 from 465 pic.twitter.com/rhptBgWE5o
— Sgt. John Perrine (@ISPIndianapolis) June 23, 2019