Police investigating north side fatal hit and run

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Indianapolis Metropolitan Police were called to the 7900 block of Township Line Road just before 11 a.m. Saturday for the report of a body found along the road in a ditch. 

IMPD officers found 22-year-old Patrick Hurd of Merrillville unresponsive and he was pronounced dead by EMS personnel at the scene.

Investigators believe the victim was walking north on Township Line Road sometime after midnight when he was struck by a vehicle, also northbound, that fled the scene.  He may have also been carrying or riding a skateboard.  The suspect vehicle should have damage to the front passenger side.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS. 

Callers can also text "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274637 (CRIMES)