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Pedestrian struck, killed in hit-and-run on I-465

Pedestrian struck, killed in hit-and-run on I-465

UPDATE

Indiana State Police on Monday identified the victim as 21-year-old Jaciel Quiala.

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — One person is dead after being struck by a vehicle early Sunday morning on the city’s south side, according to the Indiana State Police.

Police said they were initially called to I-465 eastbound near the Harding Street exit for a one-vehicle crash around 4 a.m.

After arriving on the scene, police say the driver of the vehicle had already left on foot in order to get help but a passenger was in the car at the time. 

Then just after 5 a.m., as police were finishing their investigation of the crash and the vehicle was being towed, the male passenger decline a ride from a trooper but instead decided to walk toward the Harding Street exit where they were struck. 

The male victim was struck and killed by what believe police believe may be a Kia Sol traveling at a high rate of speed. That vehicle fled the scene.

The male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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