Victim of deadly hit-and-run identified

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The victim of a deadly hit-and-run crash on the city’s northwest side on Thursday has been identified.

Officials say 25-year-old Yanpeng Wang died of blunt force traumatic injuries in the crash at 34th Street and Georgetown Thursday evening.

Police say a white truck, driven by 33-year-old William Edwards, was heading northbound on Georgetown Road when it hit Wang’s vehicle heading west on 34th Street. The collision caused Wang’s car to hit two other cars, whose occupants weren’t hurt.

Police say Edwards immediately ran from the scene. A few hours later, police say Edwards’ family brought him to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital after they said he was making erratic and inconsistent statements to them about what happened.

He is scheduled to be in court on Wednesday.

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