Driver of hit-and-run in Indianapolis arrested

Mug shot of Corey Patrick courtesy the Marion County Sheriff's Department.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said the man wanted for a hit-and-run in March has been arrested.

The driver of the vehicle, 31-year-old Corey Patrick, was arrested by IMPD on Sunday. According to IMPD, Patrick contacted police wanting to turn himself in.

Investigators were notified and an interview with Patrick was conducted. During the interview, Patrick confessed to the hit-and-run.

On March 26, the driver struck Tanya Turman as she walked to a bus stop near the intersection of Bolton Avenue and Staughton Drive. According to police, the driver kept going.

Family members of Turman told our partners at WISH-TV on Saturday that she is clinging to life.

Police began their search for what they believed to be a red 1992-1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. On Sunday, the vehicle was identified as a red 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. It was recovered and is being processed by investigators.

Police released the graphic video they obtained in hopes to generate possible tips. Now, they are thanking the media

Patrick was preliminary charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury.

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