On August 8th, around 12:30 a.m., Evansville Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 1000 N Fulton Ave. in reference to a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived on scene and located the Victim laying in the middle of the street with severe injuries. The Victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Sadly, the Victim later died at the hospital. The Victim was identified as 63-year-old John Knight. The driver of the vehicle that struck Knight immediately fled the scene.
Investigators developed 25-year-old Kelsey Ritter as the suspect in the hit and run accident. On August 20th, a felony warrant was issued for Ritter. Ritter was located and taken into custody without incident on the evening of August 23rd. Ritter was booked into the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center and charged with Hit and Run Causing Death (IC CODE: 9-26-1-1.1).