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.

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