Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Deputy Brandon Broughton along with Capt. Chuck Johnson and Sgt. Robbie Grimes are investigating a hit and run vehicle versus pedestrian traffic crash which occurred on KY 552, approximately 7 miles south of London near the landfill which occurred on Thursday afternoon, December 17, 2015, at approximately 3:15 PM.
The investigating deputies report that apparently, a pedestrian identified as Willie Hubbard, age 26, of Line Creek Rd., Lily, was walking on or near the roadway when a vehicle struck him knocking him into the ditch there.
The victim received serious injuries and was treated at the scene by Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County and airlifted by PHI helicopter to Lexington for treatment. Lily Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene. Debris from the vehicle involved was found at the scene to assist investigating deputies.
Anyone with any information concerning this crash or a possible suspect vehicle is asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff's office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7000. Information will be strictly confidential and the caller can remain anonymous.
Photo of the crash site provided by Deputy Brandon Broughton.