INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The 20-year-old bicyclist who was thrown from her bike in a Sunday night hit and run is in "extreme critical condition" at Methodist Hospital.
The Marion County Coroner reports being notified that Amanda Tames is on a ventilator and is in grave condition. Family members tell 24-Hour News 8 Tames was pronounced "brain dead" at 12:18 p.m. Monday.
Tames was riding her bicycle northbound on Gray Road when she was struck by a large black vehicle. She was thrown 200 feet from her bicycle.
Police say Robert Gaines, 52, was behind the wheel of his black Chevrolet Silverado when he struck Tames. Police say he then fled the scene. He was arrested Monday on a preliminary charge of Failure to Stop after an Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, a Class D Felony.
In new information released Tuesday, police say Gaines admitted he was on his way home from watching the Colts play at the Fireside Grill. He allegedly told officers he had one Bloody Mary and five beers.
Police recovered a headlight from the scene and took it to a Chevy dealer. The dealer discovered a damaged Chevy Silverado with a missing headlight was being worked on at a shop in Castleton. Detectives went to the body shop where they questioned Gaines. He admitted to being in the 5600 block of Gray road around 8 p.m. Sunday night but denied hitting anyone.
Gaines has a prior arrest in 2010 for DUI but ended up with a public intoxication conviction.
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