UPDATE | Coroner identifies man killed by hit-and-run driver on Dixie Highway
Authorities have released the name of a man who died after he was hit by a car in Shively Thursday night.
SHIVELY, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have released the name of a man who died after he was hit by a car in Shively on Thursday night.
Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Wayne Pryse said the victim, 34-year-old Rodrick Grinstead, was pronounced dead at University Hospital just before midnight.
Shively Police said the man was walking on Dixie Highway near Garrs Lane about 8 p.m. when he was hit. The driver did not stop.
"His legs were bent around his back. It's horrifying," said Angela Maxon, who saw the hit and run scene Thursday night.
Shively Police is still trying to figure out who the suspect is and have yet to nail down a vehicle description.
"I wouldn't even cross Dixie Highway," Maxon said. "Not on feet."
Grinstead's death falls right in line with the deadliest time for pedestrians. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more pedestrians die in the fall months between 6 and 9 p.m. than any other time throughout the year.
"I don't want to get hit by a car, so it's very scary to me," said Denisha Moore, who often walks across Dixie Highway.
"It's very busy, too busy," Maxon said. "People need to slow down."
If you have any information on a vehicle description or who the identity of the hit and run driver, call Shively Police.
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