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UPDATE: Coroner releases name of man killed in hit and run accident near Bardstown Road

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Officers were called to Bardstown Road and Emerson Avenue just after 6 a.m. on Jan. 31, 2016, where they found the victim near the curb. Officers were called to Bardstown Road and Emerson Avenue just after 6 a.m. on Jan. 31, 2016, where they found the victim near the curb.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Officials have released the name of a man killed in a hit and run accident near Bardstown Road Sunday.

The victim's name is 51-year-old Calvin E. Watkins, according to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Jack Arnold. Authorities say Watkins died from multiple blunt force trauma at the scene on Emerson Avenue on Sunday morning.

Officers were called to Bardstown Road and Emerson Avenue just after 6 a.m., where they found Watkins near the curb. He was pronounced dead at the scene, but there were no witnesses.

"Anybody who might have seen something around that time or a little bit before, that might have been suspicious, we'd love to have that information," said LMPD spokesperson, Dwight Mitchell. 

After further investigation, officers determined Watkins had been walking across Emerson Avenue when he was hit by a vehicle traveling eastbound. Officials say the vehicle may be light blue with a cracked or shattered windshield.

"There was some evidence from the scene that suggests the vehicle was light blue, but we don't know if it's from that vehicle that struck him or not," said Mitchell.

The coroner is asking for help in contacting Watkins' family. Anyone with information is asked to call 502-574-0123.

"People drive way too fast coming from the light," said Kerry Quick, a neighbor who lives in the area.  "Obviously it's terrible if somebody leaves the scene but it seems like people would rather do that then face any consequences anymore," he said.

Anyone with information about the case is also asked to call the LMPD Crime Tipline at 574-LMPD.

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