Police: IU Student Killed In Hit-And-Run

Authorities Seek Bloomington Man

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- An Indiana University student from Carmel died early Tuesday as a result of a two-vehicle crash that investigators are calling a hit-and-run.

Ashley Crouse

Ashley L. Crouse, 21, was a passenger in a Jeep that was involved in a crash with a station wagon Monday night at the intersection of Third Street and Hawthorne Avenue, police said.

Crouse, who was ejected from the Jeep, was taken to Bloomington Hospital, where she was pronounced dead of her injuries shortly after midnight.

Police said they were looking for the station wagon's driver, who they said left the scene of the crash on foot. They said they believed that person was Alberto DeJesus, of Bloomington.

The Jeep's driver and a second passenger were treated at a hospital and released. The Jeep's driver showed no signs of alcohol consumption, police said.

Police said they were notified of the crash at 11:22 p.m. The Jeep's driver said he was driving south on Hawthorne when the Jeep was hit on the left side by a station wagon that was heading west on Third Street, according to police.

DeJesus is wanted on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident.

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