Gary B. Clark : “Arrest Made in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash at U.S. 41 and Gilchrist Drive”

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Arrest Made in Fatal Hit and Run Crash in Terre Haute

Terre Haute, Indiana – An arrest has been made in connection with a fatal hit and run crash that occurred on Tuesday evening at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Gilchrist Drive. The suspect, 22-year-old Cedrick T. Rosette from Terre Haute, has been taken into custody and is facing a charge of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, a level 4 felony.

Thanks to the assistance of the public, the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post was able to locate the vehicle believed to be involved in the incident. Following an investigation, it was determined that Rosette was the driver of the vehicle that struck 78-year-old Gary B. Clark, causing his tragic death.

Rosette has been transported to the Vigo County Jail, where he is currently being held without bond.

Victim Identified as Terre Haute Resident

The pedestrian who tragically lost his life in the hit-and-run accident has been identified as Gary B. Clark, a 78-year-old resident of Terre Haute. Clark was attempting to cross U.S. 41 at Gilchrist Drive when he was struck by a red or maroon Dodge Avenger. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene following the collision.

Emergency responders, including the Vigo County Coroner’s Office, pronounced Clark deceased at the scene due to the severe injuries sustained in the accident.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, as authorities work to gather more information and determine the circumstances surrounding the fatal collision.

Appeal for Information

The Indiana State Police Putnamville Post is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect vehicle, described as a red or maroon Dodge Avenger with significant front-end damage on the passenger side, particularly to the bumper area.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the investigating troopers, Sergeant Kris Fitzgerald or Trooper Daniel Organ, by dialing 911 or calling ISP at 800-225-8576.

Law enforcement agencies, including the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office and Honey Creek firefighters, remained at the scene late Tuesday as the investigation continued.

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