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Detectives make arrest in fatal hit-and-run crash after receiving tip

(Source: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office)
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

A tip helped authorities make an arrest in Thursday's fatal hit and run accident on Ohio Street.

EPD said on Facebook, Krystle Cupp, 31-years-old, of Evansville, was arrested for Hit and Run Causing Death as well as False Informing.

According to the probable cause affidavit, a witness was driving on Ohio Street when they saw a person lying on the road. The individual was later identified as 43-year-old Mark Slaughter.

While on the phone with 911, the witness saw a black Cadillac SUV, which was being driven by Cupp, run over Slaughter. The witness told police the SUV bounced into the air when it hit Slaughter.

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On Friday, detectives received a tip on the location of the SUV and the identity of the driver that hit Slaughter. The vehicle was towed from East Powell Street to Tri-State Towing where the vehicle was searched.

EPD detectives found damage on the vehicle as well as evidence of blood and other biological material underneath the vehicle.

After being located by authorities, Cupp was brought in for questioning.

EPD's Facebook post goes on to state, Cupp initially denied being the driver of the vehicle that struck and killed Mark Slaughter, but did eventually confess to being the driver.

We will update this story with more information when it becomes available.

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