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FATALITY ON HWY 61

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By Allison Shepherd

A Sonora man walking along side of Hwy 61, Greensburg Road near Bailey Road in Buffalo, was struck and hit that ended in his death late Thursday evening, July 18.

 

According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, a call was received by a motorist at 10:42 p.m. about a male subject walking southbound on Hwy 61 and was described as ‘jumping out into oncoming traffic’.

Shortly after the first call, a second call was received by dispatch that the male subject had been hit.

 

The pedestrian was struck as he was walking southbound in a northbound lane, and when he was hit was thrown into the southbound lane where the victim was struck by multiple vehicles.

 

The passenger in the first vehicle left the scene and after further investigation was identified and located, where the vehicle involved in the accident was seized for evidence.  No charges have been filed, as the investigation continues. LaRue County Sheriff Deputy Brian Wood is in charge of the investigation.

 

The victim is identified as David L. Butler, 57, of Sonora. The investigation continues and more updates are expected early next week.