Person killed in hit-and-run at National Turnpike and Outer Loop

Person killed in hit-and-run at National Turnpike and Outer Loop
The person had already passed away when officers arrived on the scene. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man was killed by a driver who fled the scene in south Louisville near Fairdale High School.

It was reported Friday around 10:20 p.m. in the 8200 block of National Turnpike, near the intersection with the Outer Loop.

A Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman said a passing driver saw the body lying in the northbound lanes of the road and had to swerve to avoid him. That person called police.

The victim has not been identified, but police said he was a man in his 50s.

Officers said there were no witnesses, but their initial investigation led them to believe the victim was killed in a hit-and-run. Police have no indication of what kind of vehicle hit the man.

LMPD’s Traffic Unit is handling the investigation.

Anyone who knows anything about this crime should call LMPD’s anonymous tipline at 502-574-LMPD (5673).

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