LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man is dead after being hit by a vehicle in downtown Louisville.

MetroSafe supervisors tell WDRB the call came in just after 8 p.m. Saturday. Officers responded to the scene at Roy Wilkins Avenue and West Jefferson Street.

LMPD Spokesperson Alicia Smiley said the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police say witnesses stated the victim was intoxicated and had been lying in the road when he was hit by a blue Ford Mustang. Authorities say the victim became lodged under the car for a short distance.

According to police, the victim became dislodged from under the vehicle and the Mustang continued to travel several hundred feet before parking on West Muhammad Ali Boulevard near 12th Street. Investigators say the driver then got out of the car and ran from the scene. Police are still working to determine the identity of the driver.

The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating the incident.

If you have any information, contact the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD. 

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