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Man dead after being hit by vehicle on city’s east side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man is dead after being hit by a vehicle in a parking lot on the city’s east side, police say.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers say the crash happened just after 9:30 a.m. in the 8000 block of East 21st Street. That’s in a residential near the intersection of East 21st Street and North Franklin Road.

The man was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

Preliminary investigation revealed the female driver put the car in drive instead of reverse, accelerated, and struck the man in a parking lot, police say.

The driver stayed on scene and is cooperating with police. Alcohol was not suspected to be a factor.

No additional details have been provided.