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POLICE NEED HELP TO IDENTIFY HIT/RUN DRIVER

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By Jamie Baker-Nantz

Police need the public’s help in identifying the driver of a vehicle that drove the wrong way on Taft Highway, struck two other vehicles, ran off the road and left the scene before police arrived.

The incident occurred at 7 a.m. on Friday, April 20 at the intersection of Taft Highway and Warsaw Road.

Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells said witnesses described the car as a maroon Pontiac.

“The suspect was driving south in the north bound lane,” Kells said.

The Pontiac first hit a 1995 Ford driven by Lou Burke of Dry Ridge and then a 2010 Honda driven by John Goodwin of Union.

Neither of the drivers were seriously injured and one of them gave chase.

Police said the Pontiac turned west onto Taft Highway from Warsaw Road and wrecked at the bottom of a hill.

“Witnesses said it ran off the road but drove on,” Kells said.

Police believe the vehicle sustained heavy damage. Kells is hoping someone saw something that will help them identify the driver of the Pontiac.

“What’s scary is that this happened as kids and buses were on the road for school,” Kells said. “This could have been a serious accident.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Kells at 859-428-1212.