Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run

INDIANAPOLIS - A 25-year-old man suspected in a fatal hit-and-run crash turned himself in to authorities Wednesday night, police said.

Jacob Stricker, 25, was arrested on a preliminary charge of failing to stop after an accident, related to the July 12 collision that killed Patrick Hurd, 22, of Merrillville .

Investigators believe Hurd was walking north in the 8800 block of Township Line Road when he was struck by the vehicle.

Police believe Hurd was likely on his way back to a friend's house from a nearby gas station.
 
Hurd's body was found in a ditch the next morning.
 
Stricker was being held on $50,000 bond.
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