Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

October 7, 2013

IMPD seeks help in finding hit-and-run suspect vehicle


Hendricks County Flyer

INDIANAPOLIS — Detectives with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) are seeking the help in locating a vehicle from a hit and run accident that took place Sept. 29.

According to IMPD information, the accident took place at about 12:55 a.m. Monday near the 3400 block of West 10th Street. The officer who responded to the scene said a female, who was identified as Cynthia Abney, 46, of Indianapolis, was lying on the ground in the westbound curb lane.

There was also a 2006 Dodge Caravan, which was driven by James Kennington, 56, of Indianapolis, stopped in the vicinity of where Abney was lying.

Abney was taken to Wishard Hospital where she is still in critical condition.

According to the report, Kennington told officers another vehicle was in front of him and swerved into the eastbound lanes. That’s when he saw something lying in the road of the left westbound lanes of 10th Street traffic.

Kennington said he did not have time to react and ran over the object. He then stopped his vehicle when he realized it was a person he had hit.

Other witnesses who were on the scene gave similar statements about another vehicle swerving and causing the accident.

Officers are requesting the help of the public in locating the light-colored mini-van believed to have caused the accident.

IMPD urges the driver to come forward and for anyone with information to call detectives at 327-6594 or Crime Stoppers at 262-8477.