TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Hit and Run Traffic Crash in Laurel County
Date of News Release: 04/24/11
(London, Ky.) -- On Saturday, April 23, 2011 at approximately 9:58 PM, the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a report of a vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic crash on KY 229, 2.5 miles south London in Laurel County.
Upon arrival Trooper Jack Riley determined that a pedestrian, identified as Joshua Murphy, 20, of London, KY, was roller blading southbound on the northbound side of the roadway when he was struck by a pickup truck.
The pickup did not stop after striking Murphy.
Mr. Murphy was transported to the Saint Joseph of London Hospital where he was treated and released.
The pickup is described by Mr. Murphy as a red, Ford, F-150, extended cab and was last seen traveling northbound on KY 229.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that could lead to the identity of the truck and driver is urged to contact the Kentucky State Police Post in London at (606) 878-6622 or 1-800-222-5555.
Trooper Riley is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by the Laurel County EMS.