Police search for car after hit-and-run victim dies

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Investigators in Indianapolis say the victim of a hit-and-run crash earlier this week has died from his injuries and they’re asking for help finding the vehicle involved.

Police say just after midnight Tuesday, in the 4000 block of North High School Road, 18-year-old Nicholas King was driving his scooter east on Westheaven Drive with a juvenile male passenger on the back seat.

Investigators say King tried to cross High School Road and drove into the path of a vehicle heading northbound on High School Road. The vehicle hit the scooter, ejecting King and his passenger.

Witnesses say the vehicle appeared to be driving at a high rate of speed. When police arrived they found King unresponsive on the ground.

King was transported to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition. Investigators say he died Thursday as a result of his injuries.

The juvenile passenger was not seriously hurt and was arrested on an unrelated incident to the crash.

Investigators are asking anyone that may have been in the area at the time of the crash or who may know where the vehicle is to call police. The vehicle involved is described as a gray or silver 1996 Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable, possibly a station wagon, with front end damage.

 

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