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Family Seeks Answers in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Posted at 10:16 PM, Oct 23, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX18) – A Lexington man was riding his bike on North Limestone Saturday night, when he was hit by a car. So far, no leads have turned up in the investigation, leaving his family begging for answers.

It happened around 2 a.m. Saturday. 47-year-old John Oliver was riding his bike, when he was struck by a vehicle and died at the hospital the next day.

“I never could have imagined that I could look up on the TV and find that someone just viciously, just literally mowed him down and ran him over,” the victim’s ex-wife, Jamie Oliver said.

Lexington Police say there wasn’t much evidence at the scene to help them in their investigation, but they are sure that Oliver was struck by a vehicle. They just aren’t sure what kind.

Oliver’s ex-wife says she and her children are determined to find answers. “I spent 20 years with this person and I had three kids with him. You know? So he was somebody to somebody and they should have thought about that. So there’s no way I can just let this go,” Oliver said.

Investigators are asking anyone who saw Oliver or the hit-and-run to call police. They’re also asking people to keep an eye out for recent damage on vehicles.

“Come forth and be honest. It’s the right thing to do. I just feel that if they have a heart, they will do that,” Oliver added.