Arrest made in fatal Elkhart hit and run accident

Photo courtesy of the Elkhart Police Department.

ELKHART, Ind. – The Elkhart Police Department has made an arrest in regards to a fatal hit and run accident that killed Blaine Fisher, 18, and seriously injured Mckade Nielsen, 18, on Sunday.

Ronnie Hapner, 34 of Elkhart, has been arrested for allegedly leaving the scene of a serious bodily injury accident and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, according to the Elkhart Police Department.

Officers and detectives arrested Hapner at 3:57 a.m. on Sunday.

The hit and run took place on Friday around 11:10 p.m. in the 3000 block of Greenleaf Drive. Fisher was pronounced dead at the scene. Nielson was transported to the hospital for his injuries.

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