COLUMBUS – Shiam Sunder Shankara Subramanian posted $50,000, surrendered his passport and was released from the Bartholomew County Jail Tuesday afternoon.
The Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office has filed formal charges against 25-year-old Subramanian who is accused of the hit and run death of 16-year-old Lily J. Streeval.
Subramanian was arrested on felony charges of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and passing a school bus when the arm signal was extended causing death, court records stated.
According to court records, Subramanian is a citizen of India and in the U.S. on a work visa, he was required to surrender his passport to the court prior to posting any bond.
Bartholomew County Sheriff deputies responded to the 1900 block of South Gladstone Avenue at 6:55 a.m. Monday, August 30th after Streeval attempted to cross Gladstone’s two lanes of traffic to board her school bus. Police say the bus was stopped with the stop arm extended and lights flashing.
Witnesses reported a driver later identified as Subramanian, who was driving a Honda south on South Gladstone Avenue headed toward the northbound bus, disregarded the bus stop arm and struck the teen, then fled the scene.
A witness, who was driving a vehicle stopped behind the bus, turned around, and followed Subramanian, who later crashed into a ditch on County Road 250 East. The ditch was in front of a police officer’s home and Subramanian was arrested without incident.