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May 9, 2014

Female flees from scene of deadly Laurel Co. wreck

LAUREL COUNTY — Who was behind the wheel of a purple Dodge Neon involved in a fatal crash Wednesday night?

That’s what the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office wants to know after the female driver of that Dodge pulled into the path of 71-year-old Randolph Scott, of Lexington, who was driving a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Scott died just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday from his injuries.

According to Sheriff John Root, just before 6 p.m. Scott was traveling north on U.S. 25 near Hazel Patch Road north of East Bernstadt when the female driver of the Dodge pulled in front of Scott.

Scott T-boned the Dodge and was ejected from the motorcycle, Root said.

After the crash, the female driver fled the scene on foot and was last seen running into the woods just off Hazel Patch Road, Root added.

Scott was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with critical injuries and died there.

Root said that criminal charges are expected to be filed against the driver of the Dodge when she is located.

London City Police Detective Sgt. Chris Edwards is reconstructing the crash and is the investigating officer. Edwards continues to investigate the crash and attempts to locate the driver of the Dodge Neon continue. Anyone with any information on the driver of the Dodge Neon is asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s office at (606) 864-6600 or the London City Police at (606) 878-7004 or (606) 878-7000 and they can remain anonymous.

Assisting at the scene was Laurel Sheriff’s Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter, Deputy Daniel Grigsby, and Deputy Robbie Grimes. Also on the scene were crew members with Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, London – Laurel County Rescue Squad, East Bernstadt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Kentucky State Police, and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers.

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Fabien De Lucia (left) stands outside the Laurel County Sheriff’s office with Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter.

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