Vigil held for man killed in hit and run

Bryon Hubbard vigil (WISH Photo/ Nick Nebesny)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The brother of an Indianapolis man killed in a hit and run accident last year held a vigil today to remember him.

Bryon Hubbard placed a single wreath at the spot where his oldest brother, Earmon “Bud” Hubbard, was killed in May of last year.

Hubbard was walking along Emerson Avenue near I-70 when he was hit. Police arrested Michael Anderson in the case.

Anderson told the victim’s family he was sorry and that he regretted not stopping and didn’t realize what he had hit. Thursday, he plead guilty in the case.

Saturday morning’s wreath laying comes days after Hubbard’s relatives spoke on Anderson’s behalf. They asked a judge not to sentence him to prison because they didn’t want to break up his family.

“He will always be a part of our lives because of what happened, but with the lose of our brother, we wanted to make sure that he knew we were going to have mercy on him and for him to help us through this process,” the victim’s brother, Byron Hubbard told 24-Hour News 8.

The judge agreed and sentenced Anderson to three years probation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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