Driver in deadly hit-and-run gets 4 years in prison

Gary Shinnamon II (Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The driver arrested after a deadly hit-and-run crash in March was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday.

Gary Shinnamon II, of Indianapolis, turned himself in a little less than two days after the fatal crash on 38th Street near Interstate 65.

Police say Shinnamon was driving when his vehicle hit the back of a car that was carrying a family of five, then ran from the scene. When the family’s car was hit, the baby was thrown and later died at the hospital. The investigation revealed the baby was not buckled into his car seat.

Shinnamon was charged with failure to stop causing injury, two counts of causing bodily injury or death and driving while suspended with criminal conviction.

On Thursday Shinnamon took a guilty plea and was sentenced to four years in the Department of Correction, one year in Community Corrections and three years of 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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