OTTAWA, WV (WOWK) — A person is lifeless after being struck by a car Wednesday morning off West Virginia Route 17 in Ottawa.
Boone County Sheriff Chad Barker says they’re in search of a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze with a broken passenger aspect door. He says it’s lacking a mirror on the passenger aspect.
Larry Dotson heard the incident whereas taking medication in his dwelling.
“I mentioned, ‘effectively possibly anyone hit a deer,’” he mentioned. After seeing a person laying on the highway, Dotson known as 911.
“[I] advised them what was occurring and I seemed up and down the highway right here to see if there was a car wherever and there weren’t nothing nowhere,” he mentioned.
The Boone County Sheriff is in search of the automotive that struck the person, who was pronounced lifeless on scene. Police searched each the Ottawa and Jeffrey communities.
“We’re canvassing the neighborhoods, video, both doorbells or dwelling surveillance techniques, video surveillance from native companies,” Barker mentioned.
Dotson says he’s used to seeing the person strolling up and down Route 17 day by day. With a slender roadway and no sidewalks, he’s frightened one other accident might occur once more, particularly at night time.
“They don’t put on nothing on them if you happen to can see them,” he mentioned. “I went down this highway and are available again up it at night time and virtually hit anyone.”
Whether or not or not the incident was intentional or not remains to be underneath investigation. Barker is hoping the driving force will come ahead quickly.
“If it’s an accident, that you must cease and render support or assist,” he mentioned. “So if the particular person’s on the market who hit this gentleman and killed him, you realize that you must come ahead so we will get the small print labored out. That’s an important half.”
Anybody with data is requested to name the Sheriff’s Workplace at 304-369-9913.