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Indianapolis Man Charged In Crash That Killed Seven-Year-Old Girl

Police say Robert Kearney II, 28, was driving recklessly about 75 miles an hour on I-465 near Allisonville Road when he hit an SUV injuring Zoe Martin, 7, who later died at Riley Hospital.

INDIANAPOLIS – An Indianapolis man faces charges after officers say he caused a crash that killed a seven-year-old girl in October.

Indiana State Police say Robert Kearney II, 28, was driving recklessly about 75 miles an hour on I-465 near Allisonville Road when he hit an SUV causing it to spin sideways and hit another vehicle.

Officers say Zoe Martin, 7, was in the back of the SUV and died at Riley Hospital a week later.

Police say Kearney left the scene but his truck soon stopped running before he could get away.

Police have reason to believe he offered a controlled substance to the tow truck driver as payment for towing his truck.  Kearney also had a suspended license at the time of the crash.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office has filed the following criminal charges against Kearney:

  • Reckless Homicide (Level 5 Felony)
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Death (Level 5 Felony)
  • Possession a Look-Alike Substance (Class C Misdemeanor)

Kearney was arrested Jan. 31.  He also had an outstanding warrant for Theft out of Johnson County.

Robert Kearney II

Photos provided by the Indiana State Police.

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