May 13, 2014

Man dies in motorcycle crash

Driver of car on the lam

By Nita Johnson
Staff Writer

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — A Lexington man is dead and the search for the driver of the vehicle that hit his motorcycle remained underway as of press time Friday afternoon.

The accident that marked the county’s sixth fatality this year occurred around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 at the intersection of Hazel Patch Road and U.S. 25 North, nine miles north of London.

According to information in the case, 71-year-old Randolph Scott was traveling north on U.S. 25 on a Harley Davidson motorcycle when a purple Dodge Neon pulled out from Hazel Patch Road in front of him. The Neon was turning to go south on U.S. 25.

The impact caused Scott to be ejected from the motorcycle.

Witnesses at the scene told police they saw a female exit the Dodge Neon and run into the woods of Hazel Patch Road. The search for the driver remains ongoing, but police expect to file criminal charges against her for leaving the scene without offering help and for fleeing the scene.

Scott was airlifted from the scene with critical injuries and was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He died at 11:34 p.m.

London City Police Detective Sgt. Chris Edwards is reconstructing the crash scene and is the investigating officer. Assisting at the scene were Laurel Sheriff’s Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter, Deputy Daniel Grigsby, Deputy Robbie Grimes, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, London-Laurel Rescue Squad, East Bernstadt Volunteer Fire Department, Kentucky State Police, and KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers.

The accident investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by Detective Sgt. Edwards. Anyone with information on the location of the driver of the purple Dodge Neon is urged to contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at (606) 864-6600, the London City Police Department at (606) 878-7004, or Laurel Dispatch at (606) 878-7000.