Police search for suspect in fatal hit and run

Photo provided by Wes Craig

ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH)-Anderson Police need your help looking for the driver who hit a woman Saturday night on a busy stretch of road.

24-Hour News learned, the 26-year-old victim, Keri Winningham, was recently engaged.

Wes Craig said he proposed to her just two weeks ago. Craig said he can’t believe someone would hit her and just drive away.

“I’m just trying to take it all in,” he said.

Craig tried not to cry as he held on to pictures of his fiancé.

“I’m kind of blank right now,” Craig said.

Craig said the past 24 hours for him have been like a dream after getting the news the love of his life was killed in a hit and run accident.

“It’s probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through in my life; I don’t know what I’m going to do without her,” Craig said.

Saturday night, Anderson Police were called to the 1100 block of Scatterfield Road on a person down.

“We know very little of anything about that vehicle, whether it’s a car, truck or a van,” said Anderson Police Det. Joel Sandefur.

Det. Sandefur said someone hit Winningham as she was walking on the east side of the road and didn’t stop. Winningham was then lying in the road as a second driver hit her. Det. Sandefur said that driver did stop and called 911.

“Very quite tragic incident for both parties involved here,” Det. Sandefur said.

Flowers and a small teddy bear now mark where Winningham died. Craig believes he was the last person who talked to her.

“One of the last things that she had told me that she would come back; she always comes back. I’m trying to accept that she can’t,” Craig said.

Police checked nearby businesses for any type of surveillance video; they are doing what they can to find the driver responsible.

Craig is also pleading for driver who hit Winningham to do the right thing.

“Please, man up and come forward and accept the responsibility for what you did,” he said.

Anderson police said an autopsy was performed on Winningham Monday afternoon and we should know Tuesday the exact case of her death.

Anyone with information about the vehicle, you can call Anderson Police or Crime Stoppers at (765) 649-8310.

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