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1-year-old boy killed, 9-year-old girl hospitalized in south side hit-and-run

Indianapolis Star logo Indianapolis Star 10/16/2020 Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star

A 1-year-old boy is dead and his 9-year-old sister is in the hospital following a Wednesday night hit-and-run on the Indianapolis south side.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the crash was reported around 11:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Nelson Avenue. 

The two siblings were in the street when they were hit by a car that failed to stop after striking the children, police said.

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The Marion County coroner Thursday night identified the boy as Eli Anders. He died of "multiple blunt force injuries."

Both children were taken to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, where Eli was pronounced dead, police said. The 9-year-old girl was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

a close up of a road: Police tape. © John Roman, Getty Images/iStockphoto Police tape.

Additional information about the circumstances of the crash have not been released, and a description of the suspect vehicle has not been provided.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477. Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to to submit a web tip. 

Information given via Crime Stoppers should be considered anonymous.

Call IndyStar reporter Justin L. Mack at 317-444-6138. Follow him on Twitter: @justinlmack.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: 1-year-old boy killed, 9-year-old girl hospitalized in south side hit-and-run


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