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IMPD locates truck wanted in fatal hit-and-run

Police say the driver of a red Dodge Ram left the scene of a crash that killed one person and critically injured another.
Credit: IMPD
IMPD is searching for a red 1998 Dodge Ram truck that was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday on the northwest side.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said Thursday morning that a truck they believe was involved in a fatal crash on the northwest side of Indianapolis on Tuesday has been located. 

The department announced Wednesday night that they were seeking the public's help in finding the truck.

No further information about the discovery of the vehicle was released as of Thursday morning.

IMPD said the crash happened around 9 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Kessler Boulevard North Drive and West 30th Street.

Investigators said a red Dodge Ram pickup was traveling north on Kessler Boulevard North Drive when it struck a Pontiac that was headed west on 30th Street.

Both vehicles were heavily damaged in the crash. Police say the driver of the truck fled the scene in the vehicle without stopping to give aid or information to the occupants of the Pontiac. 

The driver of the Pontiac, 43-year-old Todd Hurt, was taken to an Indianapolis hospital, where he died from his injuries. A passenger in the car was also taken to the hospital in critical condition.

On Wednesday, police released photos of the pickup, a 1998 model with Indiana license plate TK829NNJ. 

Anyone with information about the crash is urged to call the IMPD Hit and Run Office at 317-327-6549 or call in a tip anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.