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Truck sought in fatal hit-and-run

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The family of a southside woman who was killed in a hit-and-run accident wants answers.

Kathleen Clark, 63, a southside resident with family in the Center Grove area, was found dead Monday near Troy Avenue and Meridian Street. Police are looking for a damaged, light-colored Ford F150 with a camper that they believe struck her and then drove off.

Her son, Center Grove area resident Rick Clark, is urging the driver or anyone with any information to come forward. Her death has been hard on their small family, and they want closure, he said.

“It’s someone around here, whether it’s the Perry Township area, the Greenwood area or the northside,” he said.

How to help

A memorial fund is being set up for a southside woman with family in the Center Grove area after she was killed in a hit-and-run accident:

To donate: Donations can be made at or mailed to the Old National Bank, 900 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, IN 46143.

Makes checks to: Kathleen Clark Memorial Fund

How to help police

Police are asking for any information about a light-colored Ford F150 that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run on the southside.

Call the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department: 327-6483

Call Crime Stoppers: 262-8477

Send a text message: Text INDYCS then tip information to 274627.

“There’s a body shop. There’s a repair shop. There’s somebody. Someone came to get work done on this vehicle. They’re hiding this vehicle. They know who they are. Someone knows who they are.”

Clark had been walking south on Meridian Street on Monday night when she was struck by a pickup truck, according to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report. Her son said she was walking to see a friend play drums at a nearby bar.

She was planning to dance to the music and had called a friend to ask for a ride, but the friend didn’t answer, Rick Clark said. She decided to walk as she did often and the bar was only about a mile-and-a-half away from her home, he added.

When she was struck, Clark had been trying to cross the street because the sidewalk was ending, he said. Police still are establishing a timeline for when exactly Clark was struck.

Police found parts of a damaged vehicle and also got surveillance video from a nearby business, Indianapolis police department spokeswoman Linda Jackson said.

Investigators do not have any suspects yet but are looking for a vehicle, Jackson said.

Police are trying to find a tan, beige or gold Ford F150 truck that was made between 1997 and 2004, Jackson said. The truck had a camper shell that could have been removed since.

“If they know a truck that fits the description that’s out there, it needs to be reported, regardless of whether you want to turn in your brother, your friend,” Clark said.

“At this point, all my anger is gone. I’m worried about my mom. It’s now trying to bring closure to this whole thing.”

He encouraged people to check with neighbors and report any vehicles matching the description that might have been parked in driveways before but were suddenly missing.

“We’ve just got to bring this to justice,” he said.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 262-8477 or IMPD investigators at 327-6483.

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