Victim of deadly hit-and-run identified

34th and Georgetown (WISH Photo/Nick Nebesny)
34th and Georgetown (WISH Photo/Nick Nebesny)

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. 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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