LEBANON, Ky. (WDRB) -- A central Kentucky man was killed by a hit-and-run driver near the Maker's Mark Distillery in Loretto. 

The Marion County Sheriff's Office says the body of 19-year-old Landon T.  Wheatley of Springfield was found just before 3 a.m. on Sunday.  

Deputies say his body was discovered in the westbound lane of Bill Samuels Road. Wheatley had apparently been hit by an automobile and died at the scene. 

The sheriff's office is still investigating and searching for the vehicle that struck Wheatley. 

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