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State Police investigating hit-and-run

A 24-year old McCreary County man was seriously injured Monday night after being involved in a hit-and-run accident on Sandhill Road.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Wendell Higgenbotham, who is conducting the investigation, states the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Monday evening, about 3-miles down Sandhill Road.

According to Trooper Higgenbotham, Tony Worley was walking eastbound on the side of the road with another young man. Worley was walking on the edge of the westbound lane, with the second man close to the ditch line, when Worley was struck from behind by an unknown vehicle. Trooper Higgenbotham found evidence which suggests the vehicle had crossed the center line and was apparently driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the impact.

After striking the victim, the car did not stop.

The witness could only provide a brief description of a “small black car,” possibly a Pontiac Grand Am or Chevy Impala.

Worley was treated at the scene by McCreary County EMS before being airlifted by PHI Medical to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Trooper Higgenbotham asks if anyone has any information that may lead to the identification of the driver of the vehicle that struck Worley to please contact McCreary County 911, The Kentucky State Police (6060 878-6622 or the McCreary County Sheriff’s Department (606) 376-2322.

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