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Pedestrian Killed In Hit & Run Identified

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The coroner has identified the man killed in a hit & run crash in Lexington Thursday night.

The crash happened just before 10 Thursday night on Winchester Road at Elkhorn Road. The coroner says 44-year-old Eddie Joe Carroll was hit while trying to cross the intersection. The coroner is hoping someone can help him find a next of kin for Carroll. 

Officers tell LEX 18 the vehicle left the scene, but she was found close by. She was taken to headquarters for questioning and is cooperating with police.

The coroner says Carroll was a known panhandler in the area and lived in an encampment nearby.

The police say that the driver, a 25-year-old woman from Winchester, had the green light and that Carroll was jaywalking. She reported that she didn't see the pedestrian. No charges have been filed.

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