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

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.



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