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42-year-old man charged in fatal Noblesville hit-and-run crash

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Posted at 12:25 PM, Mar 03, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-19 12:36:49-04

NOBLESVILLE — A man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Noblesville last month.

On Friday, the Noblesville Police Department announced the arrest of 42-year-old Zebulon R. Trask of Arcadia.

According to police, on March 3, officers were called to a crash near the intersection of Cicero Road and Field Drive around 3 a.m.

When officers arrived they found a man, identified as 52-year-old John E. Finch, of Noblesville lying in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Crash investigators previously stated that they believed Finch was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.

Trask, currently incarcerated at the Hamilton County Jail, is formally charged with leaving the scene of an accident (resulting in death), a level 4 felony.

"NPD investigators have worked tirelessly on the case from the start. Upon concluding their extensive investigation, investigators presented their findings to the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office and a subsequent arrest warrant was issued for the suspect," Noblesville Police Department said in a release.

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