COLUMBUS, Ind. — A student of Columbus East High School was struck and killed while attempting to board a school bus early Monday morning.
According to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, the fatal hit-and-run occurred in the 1900 block of S. Gladstone Avenue at approximately 6:55 a.m. Monday morning.
Police said 16-year-old Lily Streeval was attempting to board a stopped school bus when she were struck by a passenger car. After striking the student, the driver of the car fled the scene. Police say a witness who observed the crash followed the fleeing vehicle, however, and the driver was taken into custody by officers.
Shiam Sunder Shankara Subramanian, 25, faces charges of Leaving the scene of an accident causing death, Reckless driving, and Passing a stopped school bus causing death.
The student was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital but died as a result of their injuries, police say.
“We are working closely with Bartholomew County School Corporation officials in regards to this investigation,” said Major Chris Lane with the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. A tragic event like this affects many people and we are thinking of everyone involved.”