Still no leads in February fatal hit-and-run

Police are still searching for the driver responsible for the fatal hit-and-run on Union Street in Lafayette back in February 2014. (WLFI Photo)
Police are still searching for the driver responsible for the fatal hit-and-run on Union Street in Lafayette back in February 2014. (WLFI Photo)
Mark Brummitt (Photo Provided/Brummitt Family)
Photo shows Mark Brummitt (Photo Provided/Brummitt Family)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — It’s been about four months since a Lafayette man was killed on his way to work. Police are still looking for the driver of the vehicle that killed Mark Brummitt.

The incident happened on the 2200 block of Union Street on Feb. 18. Forty-six year old Brummitt of Lafayette was walking to work when he was struck and killed by a vehicle.

“The vehicle left the scene and at this time we have not been able to locate the vehicle or the driver,” Lafayette Police Officer Matt Devine said.

The only pieces of this unsolved case are pieces of the vehicle believed to have hit Brummitt.

“We believe it was an older model truck, probably manufactured before 1985,” Devine explained. “There were a few pieces of evidence left at the scene that do indicate that it was an older model of a larger vehicle, most likely a truck.”

hit-and-run evidence
Photo shows the few pieces of evidence left behind at the scene. Investigators believe it belongs to an older model truck, probably manufactured before 1985.

However, police said that’s all they have to work with, and that’s not enough.

“The family is still waiting to find out who it was that was driving and they realize a mistake was made,” Devine explained. “The family is not accusing anyone of murder, nor are we, but we need to find out who was driving that vehicle.”

Devine said no piece of information is too little to solve this case.

“Sometimes cases are cleared on seemingly a very unimportant piece of information,” Devine said. “A lot of times we do have leads that aren’t anything, but we want the information so that we can look into it.”

If you have any information, you’re asked to call the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200 or the anonymous WeTip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME.

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