INDIANAPOLIS - An anonymous call led to the arrest of a man police think drove the vehicle that struck and killed a bicyclist in a hit-and-run crash.
Indianapolis police said Michael Anderson, 35, was arrested in a Saturday night crash in the 2600 block of North Emerson Avenue that killed Earmon "Bud" Hubbard III.
Formal charges were filed against Anderson Wednesday, and the suspect spoke to RTV6 from his cell at the Marion County Jail.
"As for the victim's family, I want to send them my deepest, deepest regards and sympathy," he said. "I just want to let them know I'm praying for them, praying for their family and their loss. I'm also praying for myself."
An anonymous tipster called 911 just before 10 a.m. Tuesday to report that a green truck with front-end damage that was parked at 6200 Sandyside Dr. might be the vehicle involved in the crash.
When officers arrived, they found the vehicle and called in a hit-and-run detective.
"When detectives arrived, they confirmed that it was the suspect vehicle and the vehicle's owner was taken in for questioning," said Indianapolis police Lt. Christopher Bailey in a news release.
Anderson was arrested after talking with police.
Members of Hubbard's family spoke to the media about the arrest Tuesday.
"The Hubbard family is missing Bud and still shares a strong feeling of forgiveness for the individual that may have been involved in this hit-and-run accident," said Byron Hubbard, the victim's brother. "We pray for the driver."
Police said Hubbard was riding southbound when the vehicle hit him from behind.
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