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Pedestrian, three others killed in three crashes

Posted at 9:16 PM, Mar 21, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Police were investigating three fatal crashes all across the city Monday night.

The first collision occurred just before 9 p.m. on the 900 block of South Post Road – about one block north of the Indianapolis World Sports Park.

Indianapolis police said two people were killed. It wasn't immediately clear whether any other people were injured, and the cause of the crash wasn't known.

Another crash was reported around the same time on the 9400 block of East 38th Street.

Police said a man on a motorcycle was hit by an unknown motorist. The vehicle then drove off, leaving the motorcyclist in critical condition.

The man, 32-year-old Maurice Hamler, was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition. He died of his injuries Tuesday afternoon.

Police are searching for a dark blue 2000-2007 Mitsubishi Lancer in that crash.

A pedestrian was then struck around 9:45 p.m. at the intersection of 86th Street and Township Line Road – just a short distance from St. Vincent Hospital.

Police said the victim, a woman, was struck by two vehicles while crossing the street. One of the vehicles fled the scene. The other driver stopped, called 911 and remained on the scene.

She was later identified as Shana Elliott, 24. Elliott was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses say the vehicle that fled the scene was an older brown work van, with a ladder in the back.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477. You can also text “INDYCS” plus your tip to 274637. Your tip can be reported anonymously.


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