Woman killed in hit-and-run
A Pine Knot woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle Sunday night and authorities are trying to track down the driver responsible for the death.
According to the Kentucky State Police Christina Miller, 34, was pronounced dead at scene of the accident after Trooper Wendell Higgenbotham responded to a report of an unresponsive female lying in the road in Revelo at approximately 9:15 p.m.
Trooper Higgenbotham’s investigation determined Miller had been walking northbound on KY HWY 1651 and was fatally struck by an unknown vehicle that fled the scene.
The victim’s body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.
Trooper Higginbotham and KSP Detective Billy Correll are continuing the investigation and were assisted at the scene by Troopers from Post 11, McCreary County Sheriff’s Office, McCreary County Coroner’s Office, McCreary County EMS and Pine Knot Fire Department.
The vehicle that fled the scene and the operator are unknown at this time.
This was the second hit-and-run accident in McCreary County in the past three months.
On August 1, Kylie Ball was critically injured after being struck by an unknown vehicle on Beulah Heights Road. That case is still open, as officials are still seeking the identity of the driver of the vehicle that hit the young woman.
Anyone with any information in reference to these investigations is asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 11 at 606-878-6622 or 1-800-222-5555.