A fatal hit and run accident in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has finally reached a conclusion. Fort Wayne police have made an arrest and it is an 84 year old man who has been taken to prison for the crime of killing 25 year old Haley Marie Nanacarrow on November 18th as she walked down Maplecrest Road near the Georgetown North Shopping Center.
According to accident attorneys in Fort Wayne, the 84 year old driver is being charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury or death.

Victim was found dead by a pedestrian
Haley was found dead at the scene and it was a passing pedestrian who saw her and flagged down an Indiana State Trooper to help out. Additional officers from the Fort Wayne police department also came down to the scene and paramedics pronounced the woman dead at the scene. According to accident attorneys, Haley was visiting family and was walking down the road to a friend’s house when she was hit and killed near the intersection of Maplecrest and Georgetown North Boulevard.
Eye witness accounts led to arrest
Fort Wayne police had been canvassing eye witnesses at the scene for any leads on the car that struck the young woman. According to initial reports, it was a small truck or an SUV that was the culprit and they also correctly assumed that it was an older man who had been driving the car when the accident happened. All the tips given to the police by the eye witnesses helped them narrow down the search to Lininger who was arrested on Monday evening and is being held on a $10,000 bond.
Driver killed in wrong way crash on Sunday also identified
Fort Wayne police have also identified the driver of an SUV who was killed in a crash with a semi on Sunday morning. The case was in the Allen County Coroner’s Office who identified the victim as Kaleb Jay Cox, 23, of Fort Wayne. Kaleb is reportedly the twenty fifth person to die in the Allen County area in a traffic accident this year.
The reports of the Sunday accident say that Kaleb’s SUV collided head on with a semi as he was driving on the wrong way on the I-69 early on Sunday morning. The Press release from the Allen County Sheriff’s department said that the first call came in to report a white SUV driving on the wrong side on I-69 and then a few minutes later another call reported the crash near the 299 mile marker.
Officials have determined that Kaleb was driving his SUV northbound in a southbound lane on the interstate when he hit a semi-tractor head on. The driver of the semi too was injured in the crash. Police have identified him as a 28 year old man from the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. There were no other passengers in either of the vehicles so no other injuries were reported.

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