Just after 9 p.m. Thursday night, emergency crews responded to a crash with serious injuries on I-70 eastbound near Keystone Avenue. Upon arrival a motorcycle rider was found to be conscious but severely injured, he was transported to the hospital by the Indianapolis Fire Department. Witnesses told police the driver who allegedly caused the three vehicle crash ran from the scene on foot. Trooper Wally Butt and K9 Apache were called to the scene to assist with the search as well as the State Police Helicopter. Officers from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Troopers from the ISP SWAT team, who happened to be finishing another call in the area, responded to assist.
At approximately 11:30 p.m., the K9 and aerial search was called off, but a few troopers stayed in the area continuing to search. Their persistence paid off, after following up on several leads 31 year old Christopher Hill of Indianapolis was located and arrested. It was determined he was the driver of a 2001 Mitsubishi that allegedly crashed into two other vehicles. He’s accused of leaving the scene of a crash, driving on a suspended license and he had an active arrest warrant for possession of synthetic drugs. He was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail.
Troopers will turn over the findings of their investigation to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office who will determine what charges Hill will face stemming from the crash.
The driver of the second vehicle was not injured, the current injury status of the injured motorcycle rider is not known.