Victim's family helps police identify suspect in hit-and-run crash

Chris Morford acquired surveillance video that helped police identify a suspect in his cousin's 8/20/2019 hit-and-run crash. (WTHR photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The two victims of a hit-and-run crash Tuesday are still in Eskenazi Hospital with a long road to recovery ahead.

Police say they have a suspect and have recovered the van they believe was involved.

"No matter how bad his life's going, I don't see why you leave," said Chris Morford, a relative of one of the victims.

Morford's cousin and his cousin's girlfriend were struck as they rode a motorcycle Tuesday night. The vehicle that hit them kept going.

"I label him as the closest thing to being the devil. Who would be that type of person that would lay somebody there like they were roadkill? That's basically what he did," said Morford.

Morford says he was so desperate to find the person responsible, he went to local businesses in the area of the crash at West Washington and Denison Streets. They gave him surveillance video that he, in turn, posted on his Facebook page. 48 hours later, he says he got an anonymous call, tipping him off about who was responsible.

"I think he did the right thing because it does bring a little bit of peace to a little bit of the family and friends," Morford said.

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