Motorcyclist killed in apparent hit and run by Hummer - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Motorcyclist killed in apparent hit and run by Hummer

Posted: Updated:
The crash happened around 5 a.m. in the Okolona neighborhood. The crash happened around 5 a.m. in the Okolona neighborhood.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - One person was killed in an early morning accident involving a motorcycle and what witnesses said was a Hummer.

It happened Saturday around 5 a.m. at the intersection of Blue Lick Road and Oak Leaf Lane in the Okolona neighborhood.

LMPD Spokesperson Alicia Smiley said a Hummer struck a motorcyclist and fled the scene without stopping.

Witnesses told police the rider was wearing a helmet but was thrown from the bike. The man, who police think was probably in his middle 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Smiley said the motorcycle was found four to five miles from the crash site. A witness reported seeing a dark-colored Hummer dragging the bike as it traveled south on Blue Lick Road away from the scene.

The victim has not been identified.

If you have any information about the accident, please call police through their anonymous tipline: 574-LMPD.

Copyright 2013 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.