Sunday morning around 3:51 a.m. a trooper was called to investigate a single vehicle crash, with no reported injuries, on the ramp from I-465 eastbound to Harding Street (SR 37). When the trooper arrived he was told the driver of the car had left the scene on foot to get help and a passenger was remaining inside the car.
Just after 5:00 a.m., while the trooper was finishing the investigation and the vehicle was being towed, the passenger declined a ride from the trooper and chose to walk on the ramp toward Harding Street. The passenger was not under arrest or being detained for any reason, he was walking to a restaurant on Harding Street to await a ride. As he crossed the ramp he was struck by a vehicle believed to be traveling at a high rate of speed. That vehicle, described as a Kia Sol, fled the scene. The trooper on scene immediately rendered aid to the victim until medics arrived. Despite life saving efforts the male was pronounced deceased on the scene.
The vehicle that fled the scene, a Kia Sol or similar style vehicle, drove south on Harding Street. The vehicle should have heavy front end damage. If you see any color Kia Sol in the area with front end damage please contact the Indiana State Police at 317-899-8577.