GRANT COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has found and charged the suspect in a hit-and-run crash in Marion that left a 15-year-old bicyclist with “severe” injuries.
Around 6:10 a.m. Tuesday, a vehicle struck the teen in the 2700 block of W. 38th St. as they attempted to catch a school bus.
According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the driver- whose license had already been revoked for life, investigators later discovered- reportedly fled and did not stop to help the teen, who suffered “severe” injuries in the crash.
Medical personnel transported the teenager to an Indianapolis hospital, and police said in an update Wednesday they were stable.
Grant County officers were asking for the public’s help to piece together information on the hit-and-run and the suspect involved. The vehicle in the crash was described in the release as a black General Motors pickup or SUV from 1999 to 2006 with a missing passenger-side mirror.
Tuesday night, officers found and arrested 49-year-old Jimmy Roll of Marion on charges of leaving the scene of an accident causing injury, and failure to stop after an accident.
Investigators intend to seek an additional charge for driving while being a habitual traffic offender, as Roll’s driver’s license had already been revoked for life, officers said in the release.
Roll was taken into custody by the sheriff’s office, and his bond was set at $20,000 cash.