Police searching for SUV that allegedly killed motorcyclist in hit-and-run

Police searching for SUV that allegedly killed motorcyclist in hit-and-run

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police are searching for an SUV that hit and killed a motorcyclist in a hit-and-run crash late Tuesday night near Churchill Downs.

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The LMPD traffic unit is asking the public to be on the lookout for a light colored or silver SUV that may have been involved in the April 25th hit-and-run. Authorities believe the vehicle may be a Durango.

Damage to the SUV is expected to be minimal along the driver side or near the bottom edge of the driver side of the vehicle.

Police said the motorcyclist was traveling east on Central Avenue about 11:30 p.m. when the driver of a light-colored or silver SUV turned onto Central from Montana Avenue, hitting him. The motorcyclist was dead when officers arrived at the scene, but the driver of the SUV was gone.

"At this time, we can only guess what happened until we talk to that person to know if they are at fault," Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said. "So it's in everyone's best interest to remain at the scene of an accident."

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Police said the motorcyclist lived near Central Avenue and was 29 years old. His name has not been released. Police said he was not wearing a helmet.

Anyone with information about the wreck is asked to call the Crime Tip Hotline at 574-LMPD.

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