(Bright, Ind.) - Dearborn County Sheriff's detectives continue to investigate Tuesday's fatal hit-and-run on North Dearborn Road.
Emergency crews on the scene of Tuesday's
deadly accident on North Dearborn Road in
which a three-year-old was killed.
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A person suspected to be the driver of the truck that hit and killed three-year-old Jack Carpenter contacted police Wednesday around 3:00 a.m. after hearing media reports, said Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit Detective Shane McHenry.
That driver is said to be a woman but police are holding off on giving out that person's name as they review the case.
No charges have been filed to this point as a preliminary investigation has shown the case to be an accident. The driver told police that they did not realize they had hit something at the time, but realized after hearing reports they were in the area around the time the deadly accident had occurred.
Detectives will meet with the Dearborn County Prosecutor's Office to review the case and decide if charges should be filed.
In the aftermath of that horrible accident, Dearborn County may put up some new warning lights on North Dearborn Road.
At Tuesday’s meeting, Dearborn County Commissioners discussed seeking a grant to help fund flashing speed limit signs near three schools on that road - North Dearborn Elementary, Bright Elementary, and Sunman-Dearborn Middle School.
Earlier this year, the Dearborn County Highway Department raised North Dearborn Road's speed limit from 35 to 40 MPH.