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Hit-and-run victim struck, killed by second hit-and-run driver while attempting to get out of roadway

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A woman was struck by two hit-and-run drivers and killed Wednesday night while crossing East 30th Street, police said.

Linda Kimbrough, 58, was struggling to get out of the roadway in the 4000 block when the second vehicle hit her, according to witnesses.

Both drivers fled west on 30th Street, toward Sherman Drive, before authorities were called to the scene around 11:45 p.m.

The first vehicle was described as a blue 2000-2007 Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable with damage to its passenger side.

The second vehicle was a dark colored Jeep Grand Cherokee with extensive damage to the inside of its front wheel-well on the driver side.

Hit-and-run accidents “happen all the time” near 30th Street and Sherman Drive, a lifelong east side resident said.

She urged the city to invest in more crosswalks, sidewalks, bike lanes and pedestrian signage in the neighborhood.

She requested not to be identified in this report due to safety concerns.

Jimmie Bailey, another east side resident, said there were “guys that drive fast and crazy” throughout the neighborhood.

He sometimes dodged near-accidents as he navigated narrow sidewalks and crossed busy roadways in his wheelchair.

“I don’t take no chances,” Bailey told News 8, echoing neighbors’ calls for infrastructure upgrades. “Where I get off [the bus], I don’t have a sidewalk. I have to ride the side of the road home.”

He was saddened, but not surprised, by news of the fatal hit-and-run accident.

No suspect descriptions were available Thursday night.

Anybody with information about the vehicles or drivers involved is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.

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