Man dies after hit-and-run

August 19, 2013

A man who was critically injured in a Beech Grove hit-and-run incident late Sunday night has died. Ronald Vanatta, 33, fell out of a pickup truck about 11 p.m. in the 3700 block of Emerson Avenue. He was struck by a dark-colored station wagon that sped off after the incident, a woman with him in the truck identified as his fiancee told police. Vanatta had been stabbed multiple times in a fight less than 24 hours earlier at the Riff Raff Bar in the 2400 block of English Avenue. He was arrested early Sunday night for creating a disturbance at Wishard Hospital while fighting with his fiancee.