INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The brother of a man killed in a hit and run Saturday night says his family has forgiven the driver.
But he says they're hoping he or she comes forward, to give them answers in their brother's death.
Police say 52-year-old Earmon "Bud" Hubbard III was hit by a car as he was riding his bicycle southbound on N. Emerson Avenue around 9:45 Saturday evening.
Hubbard was transported to Wishard Memorial Hospital, where he died hours later.
"We are just asking the driver to help us, help us through this," said Byron Hubbard, Bud's younger brother. "It would bring closure to the whole family."
Hubbard describes his brother Bud as a "charming and hard-working" guy, who was athletic: an avid skater, swimmer, and pool player.
Bud was the third of nine children.
Byron believes Bud may have been coming from work, or perhaps heading to the nearest bus stop. He says the family may never know what led up to this fatal crash.
"One thing we do know is that the driver left the scene of the accident. We're just asking him to come forward and get through this painful process," said Byron.
He says the family is also hoping to let the driver know something else.
"We forgive him. We have mercy on him. To just come forward and then help us along with this," said Byron.
Byron says he went out to this scene Sunday morning, to see it for himself.
He says he saw cars rushing through, and, "There was no sidewalk," said Byron. "Hopefully something can be done about that, maybe through this process we can convince the government to put sidewalks there."
But most of all, Byron says he's just hoping for closure.
Officers spoke with a witness at the scene. They say they're looking for an early 90's, dark-colored, possibly dark-green SUV, with a tan stripe or tan molding on the bottom. It may have front-end damage on it.
There are also a number of businesses around the crash site. Investigators are hoping to see if surveillance cameras in the area caught anything as well.
If you have information on this crime, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS. You can also call IMPD at 317-327-6549.
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