UPDATE: Arrest Made in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash
INDIANAPOLIS-- An arrest has been made in the hit-and-run crash that killed a woman on a bicycle near the University of Indianapolis.
IMPD has arrested 20-year-old Omar Lopez. He was taken into custody Wednesday night.
Last Friday, Annastaisha Leslie Sandlin was on a bicycle when she was hit by a small silver SUV. That SUV went southbound and then westbound on National Avenue.
The SUV was later found abandoned at the intersection of Madison and Bacon.
Scott Harris, a military veteran who is also a videographer and bike messenger, says he was driving in the area when the silver Ford Escape pulled out in front of him and swerved into the bike lane, striking Sandlin.
When Harris noticed the SUV was not stopping, he followed it for several minutes until he saw a man get out and abandon the vehicle at Madison and Bacon.
Lopez is charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death to a person.