While police are continuing to investigate a hit-and-run that killed two men just south of Walton last Tuesday, authorities are also now looking for the driver of a possible black Dodge Charger that went through the area around the time of the incident.
Indiana State Police Detective Brent Ingram said the driver is not considered a person of interest, but he or she might have information or was just a witness to what had occurred.
“If they would just come forward, it might help out our investigation,” Ingram said on Thursday afternoon.
Ingram said the time window police are looking at regarding the incident also narrowed to between 6:24 p.m. and 6:28 p.m.
On Nov. 27, authorities were called to the intersection of U.S. 35 and 800 South — a couple miles south of Walton — to a report of two deceased individuals lying in the roadway.
Upon preliminary investigation, it was revealed that Zachary Wines, 26, Walton, and Bryan Curry, 52, Valparaiso, were struck and killed by what appeared to be a northbound vehicle, a press release indicated at the time.
It has yet to be determined why the men were in the roadway, police stated, and their two vehicles were found parked on the east side of the highway with their engines running.
Wines is the son of Walton Fire Department firefighter Paul Wines — who was one of the first responders on scene Tuesday night. In an interview with WTHR on Wednesday, Wines urged the driver of the vehicle that struck Curry and his son to come forward and take responsibility.
Paul Wines also told WTHR that he didn’t believe his son knew Curry but that he likely just stopped to help the other man out.
ISP is asking anyone with any information about this incident to contact them at the Peru Post by calling 1-765-473-6666.
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