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Greenwood police investigate fatal crash involving pedestrian

A Greenwood man was killed Wednesday night on State Road 135.

GREENWOOD, Ind. — Greenwood police are investigating a possible hit-and-run crash that killed a Greenwood man Wednesday night on State Road 135.

The Johnson County Coroner's Office identified the man killed as Andrew M. Benkert, 23.

Authorities say Benkert was was involved in a car-versus-pedestrian crash at 540 North State Road 135 at 11:46 p.m. The coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine his cause of death.

The location of the crash was south of Fry Road near L.A. Fitness in Greenwood.

The Greenwood Police Department is investigating the incident. Monday afternoon, the department identified the suspect vehicle as an older black Chevy Trailblazer. It would have extensive front-end damage. Investigators found debris from the vehicle, pictured below.

Credit: Greenwood Police Department
Debris from the suspect vehicle in a possible hit-and-run that killed a 23-year-old man in Greenwood Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Anyone with information on Benkert's death is asked to contact the Greenwood Police Department Tip Line at 317-865-0300 or they can anonymously make a report on the department’s web page at www.greenwood.in.gov/police.

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