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Louisville man arrested after pedestrian hit by truck, then dragged down the street

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Cameron Abell (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Cameron Abell (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they have arrested a man after a pedestrian was hit by a truck, then dragged down the street.

It happened on Sunday, just before 9:30 p.m., near Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar, at the corner of W. Main Street and S. 2nd Street.

Police say the victim told them he had been hit by a maroon Chevy truck, then dragged down the street. The driver of the truck was 24-year-old Cameron E. Abell, according to the arrest report.

A woman allegedly told officers that she saw what happened. According to a police report, she said she was at the BB&T at the corner of W. Main Street and S. 4th Street, when she saw the truck dragging the victim to the next intersection, before coming to a stop at the red light. She then allegedly heard someone yelling, "Get off my truck!" That's when the truck drove off, leaving the victim in the street.

Police say the woman saw the victim get up from the street and limp down the sidewalk to Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar. 

While officers were on the scene, police say Abell, the alleged driver of the truck, came back and asked if he could sit in a police car so the victim's family wouldn't see him. Police say Abell then opened up about what happened, giving an explanation that matched what the woman said she had witnessed.

The victim was taken to University Hospital. His current condition is not known.

Police say Abell, "displayed extreme indifference to the value of human life," and engaged in behavior that, "created risk of death or serious injury."

He was charged with first degree assault.

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