STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

One dead, two critical in hit-and-run crash; police looking for vehicle

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a crash on U.S. 52 is a fatal hit-and-run. The northbound lanes of U.S. 52 at State Road 28 are still closed due to the crash.

Posted: Aug 1, 2018 6:10 AM
Updated: Aug 1, 2018 2:30 PM

The story has been updated here: Officials release names and details from fatal hit and run

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a crash on U.S. 52 is a fatal hit-and-run. One person is dead and two are in critical condition after they were hit by a vehicle while on the side of U.S. 52. Deputies are now looking for a suspect vehicle. 

According to sheriff's deputies on the scene, around 4:30 this morning, a car had slid off in the northbound lanes of U.S. 52 near State Road 28 in the southern portion of the county. There were two people inside the car.

Deputies believe a tow truck driver got that car back on the road. The tow truck driver and the two people were outside the car on the side of the road. That's when deputies said a gold Explorer came through and hit all three people.

According to deputies, one of the people from the car died on the scene. The other person from the car and the tow truck driver were taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

Deputies are now asking for your help finding the suspect's vehicle. They believe the vehicle is a 2003-2006 gold Ford Explorer or Expedition with possible left front damage. Sheriff's deputies said the vehicle will also be missing a left front mirror and running board. A general photo of a 2003 Ford Explorer is below. This photo is not exact.

U.S. 52 northbound is expected to be closed for the next three to four hours. A drone is on the scene helping deputies with the investigation.

If you know anything or see anything call the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office at (765) 423-9321. 

West Lafayette
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 89°
Kokomo
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 85°
Rensselaer
Overcast
81° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 85°
Fowler
Overcast
81° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 85°
Williamsport
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 91°
Crawfordsville
Scattered Clouds
79° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 82°
Frankfort
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 77°
Delphi
Scattered Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 86°
Monticello
Scattered Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 86°
Logansport
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 88°
Active Weather Pattern for the Work Week.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 74328

Reported Deaths: 3041
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion15860725
Lake7570275
Elkhart484384
Allen3902163
St. Joseph350081
Hamilton2763104
Vanderburgh196313
Hendricks1887108
Cass17959
Johnson1757118
Porter131639
Clark123347
Tippecanoe121111
Madison97965
LaPorte91130
Howard89065
Kosciusko85212
Bartholomew79347
Marshall78422
Floyd77946
Monroe75630
Delaware73052
Dubois69612
Boone67846
Noble67829
Hancock66038
Vigo65110
Jackson5865
Warrick58130
LaGrange55910
Shelby55327
Grant52630
Dearborn50828
Morgan47634
Clinton4343
Henry38320
Wayne37710
White36910
Montgomery35421
Lawrence34627
Harrison33823
Decatur33732
Putnam2888
Miami2742
Daviess27320
Scott26810
Greene25034
Jasper2432
Franklin24214
DeKalb2324
Gibson2254
Jennings22512
Steuben2103
Ripley2087
Carroll1912
Fayette1897
Perry18612
Starke1787
Orange17124
Posey1710
Wabash1693
Fulton1682
Wells1682
Jefferson1632
Knox1540
Whitley1526
Washington1401
Tipton13810
Spencer1363
Sullivan1261
Huntington1223
Randolph1224
Clay1215
Newton11810
Adams1012
Jay910
Owen901
Pulaski831
Rush804
Fountain742
Brown731
Ohio655
Blackford642
Benton610
Pike530
Switzerland520
Vermillion520
Parke511
Crawford450
Martin450
Union410
Warren221
Unassigned0206

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events