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Hit-and-run driver sought by police after 4-vehicle crash in Bullitt County

Published: May. 25, 2016 at 1:28 PM EDT|Updated: May. 25, 2016 at 3:40 PM EDT
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The white car driven by the suspected hit-and-run driver can be seen near the top center of...
The white car driven by the suspected hit-and-run driver can be seen near the top center of this photo. (Source: Air 3/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The driver who caused an injury accident involving three other vehicles - a dump truck, a pickup truck and a minivan - left the scene of the crash on foot.

The crash, which shut down Preston Highway (KY 61) in Bullitt County between the 16 and 18 mile markers near Interstate 65, was reported at 9 a.m.Tuesday morning. The roadway has since reopened.

Captain Mike Murdoch with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office said a white car that was driving recklessly on northbound Preston Highway crossed the center line and hit the dump truck, causing a chain-reaction wreck. 

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Murdoch described the driver was a white male wearing all black, including a black hat. Witnesses asked the driver if he needed help, but he continued walking. His whereabouts are unknown.

The dump truck driver was ejected from his vehicle and suffered the most serious injuries, Murdoch said. At least two other people were also injured in the crash.

Anyone with information about this accident or the person who caused it should call 502-543-2514.

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