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Police still looking for info on hit-and-run

FALCON – Police are looking for information regarding a hit-and-run that occurred on KY Rt. 40 on Friday, October 30, with a car ran off the road and hitting a tree to avoid a major head-on collision.

FALCON – Police are looking for information regarding a hit-and-run that occurred on KY Rt. 40 on Friday, October 30, with a car ran off the road and hitting a tree to avoid a major head-on collision.

The 911 call came in at 3:50 p.m. on Friday reporting the wreck, with the driver of the black vehicle traveling toward Salyersville reporting that an older model SUV, gray or blue in color, was completely in her lane of travel, forcing her to leave the roadway after making brief contact with the vehicle, then hitting a tree. The collision with the tree resulted in the majority of the damage to the vehicle.

The driver, who talked to Mortimer Media Group shortly after the accident, identified as Misty Shepherd, from Salyersville, as well as her daughter, reported that the other vehicle was 100% in their lane, forcing them off the road. After the collision, the SUV reportedly stopped, but when Shepherd exited her vehicle, the SUV drove away.

Both occupants of the black car were wearing their seatbelts and sustained only minor injuries, going to the hospital via a family vehicle.

Shepherd and her daughter gave descriptions of the vehicle to the Magoffin County Sheriff Department, who is still looking for the driver. Any information concerning the vehicle should be reported to Magoffin County Sheriff Deputy Jonathan Holbrook by calling 606-349-2914.

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