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Toddler killed, 9-year-old sister injured in hit-and-run on Indy's south side

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Posted at 11:45 PM, Oct 14, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — A toddler is dead and his 9-year-old sister is in serious condition after the two children were struck by a vehicle late Wednesday on the south side of Indianapolis.

According to a report from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the crash happened around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1600 block of Nelson Avenue.

Police said the 1-year-old boy was taken from the scene to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The young boy was identified by the Marion County Coroner as Eli Anders.

Officers say the boy's 9-year-old sister was also struck and taken to an area hospital in serious condition.

Police say the crash remains under investigation. They have not released any information about a suspect vehicle or exactly where the children were struck.