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Driver in custody after running down pedestrians

August 23, 2010

A fight over the right of way in an alley escalated into a deadly hit-and-run in Anderson early Sunday morning. The fight started between four women in the parking lot of the Oasis bar just after 3 a.m. Stephen Rush, 34, tried to come to the aid of his girlfriend, but police say he was then beaten by a group of people who left the bar. According to investigators, Rush managed to make his way back to his SUV and then intentionally drove into four people. Dytika Wilkerson, 28, died from injuries suffered in the crash. Three others suffered minor injuries. Rush drove away from the scene but Indiana State Police caught up with him 20 minutes later. He was arrested for criminal recklessness. More charges are expected this week.

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