Hit-and-run crash in Elkhart leaves 3 dead, including 2 children

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ELKHART, Ind. (WANE) – Elkhart police continued searching Monday for the vehicle that drove off after a Saturday night crash just north of the city’s downtown that killed three people. Police said they’re looking for a light-colored Cadillac with front- and driver-side damage, but had no description of the driver.

Police said the vehicle struck five people, drove away, hit two vehicles, and drove off.

As emergency crews arrived they found all five people along the side of the road.

Police identified the injured as: 22-year-old Allison Mikel Smith and Bradley Smith both of Elkhart. They were hospitalized with serious injuries.

11-year-old Courtney Smith of Elkhart died at the scene. 22-year-old Shawn Wilcott of Elkhart was taken to a hospital where he later died.

8-month-old Dolly Smith was initially taken to an Elkhart hospital. She was then transported to Riley Hospital but returned to Elkhart due to complications. Dolly was then taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago where she died.

Police have identified the vehicle as a light-colored Cadillac that likely has front and drive-side damage. Police have not been able to develop a description of the driver.

People in the cars who were also struck were not seriously hurt.

Anyone with information that might be helpful to the investigation is asked to call the Elkhart Police Department at (574) 295-7070.

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