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IMPD locates vehicle after 11-year-old boy killed in hit-and-run

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has located a vehicle thought to be involved in a deadly hit-and-run, according to IMPD.

This comes after police asked the public for help in finding a “vehicle of interest” after a hit-and-run crash killed an 11-year-old boy Saturday afternoon on the city’s southwest side.

IMPD announced the vehicle had been located around 12:15 a.m. Monday.

Around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to reports of a fatal hit-and-run at the intersection of Wicker Road and South Tibbs Avenue. That’s west of State Road 37.

Police said the boy was riding a small motorcycle when he was struck by the vehicle. He died at the scene. A cross erected at the crash scene identified the boy as Kyson Beatty.

Beatty was a student at Perry Middle School, according to the school system.

“I saw the body on the ground and the bicycle right next to that body under a blanket, as a mother and a family, absolutely, I went home and prayed for that family, said Sherrie Zuchristian, who lives directly across the street from the subdivision where the incident occurred.

IMPD late Sunday afternoon shared photos of “a vehicle of interest” in photos on Twitter.

The release no information about a possible suspect.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the IMPD Hit and Run Office at 317.327.6549 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS). 

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