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Police searching for leads in fatal hit and run near Leitchfield

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We're told the mother and daughter were walking along Anneta Road (KY 259) in Grayson County, just outside Leitchfield. Police say it was almost 8 p.m. when the accident happened so it was dark outside. We're told the mother and daughter were walking along Anneta Road (KY 259) in Grayson County, just outside Leitchfield. Police say it was almost 8 p.m. when the accident happened so it was dark outside.
GRAYSON COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say the driver left the scene after hitting and killing a woman walking down the road with her young daughter in Grayson County. Without a good description of the car, officials are hoping the public can help solve the case.  

Tamara Newton says she was working at Ralph's Market Monday night when a 12-year-old girl came into the store.

"She laid her head down on the counter and she was crying," Newton said. "We asked her what was wrong and she said her mom got hit up the road by a car." 

We're told the mother and daughter were walking along Anneta Road (KY 259) in Grayson County, just outside Leitchfield. Police say it was almost 8 p.m. Central Time when the accident happened so it was dark outside. 

The girl told Newton she saw the headlights coming. 

"She told her mom and she tried to pull her but she said, 'If I didn't move, it was gunna be me that got hit,' and she moved out of the way," Newton told WDRB News. 

Police say the girl's mother, 47-year-old Jackie Vincent Hayes of Bee Spring was struck and pronounced dead at the scene. Kentucky State Police are now investigating this as a hit and run. 

"We don't have a good description of the vehicle so were asking the public, anybody that hears anything or knows anything. If they would come come forward and contact the Kentucky State Police," KSP Trooper Jeff Gregory said. 

Police want to get closure for the family. Newton says she wants to see that happen too. 

"It's bad enough that she was hit but for them to just drive away and not stop? I just don't understand that," Newton said. 

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078 or the Grayson Co. Sheriff's Office at 270-259-3024. 

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