South Bend Police searching for driver in deadly accident
Saint Joseph County Prosecutors report that a deadly crash happened on Olive and Ford Street Christmas morning.
A 15-year-old driver and two passengers were traveling east on Ford and had stopped at the stop sign when he was struck.
The SUV, believed to be a white Mercury Mountaineer with Illinois plates, is said to have entered the intersection at a high rate of speed when it was driving down Olive Street and did not stop.
One witness stated that the SUV went around a vehicle to go through the intersection.
Police say occupants of the SUV fled after the collision.
41-year-old Marcelo Gallegos Murillo was in the backseat of the vehicle hit by the SUV and was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.
The teen's father, 39-year-old Ebelio Garcia, was the front seat passenger and both suffered non-life threatening injuries.
We are asking that anyone who may have any information on the crash to please contact officers at 574-259-2967 or Crime Stoppers.