On June 8, 2018, Annastaisha Leslie Sandlin was walking back from a friend’s place when she was hit by a silver SUV on Shelby Street near Standish Avenue, traveling southbound. The driver behind the wheel, 20-year old Omar Lopez, fled the scene of the crime and eventually ditched the vehicle near Madison Avenue and Bacon Street.
Lopez was apprehended by a witness of the crash, who followed Lopez until he climbed a barbed wire fence and got away. On Tuesday, June 12, an official warrant was put out for Lopez’s arrest for leaving the scene of an accident that caused death to a person.
Sandlin, a 50-year old resident of Indianapolis, was killed during the hit-and-run accident near the University of Indianapolis. The law offices of Stewart & Stewart have taken on the case on behalf of the Sandlin family.
For more information about the case, visit Fox 59, WTHR or the Indy Star. To learn more about your own rights involving a hit-and-run, contact the offices of Stewart & Stewart today.