PEDESTRIAN STRUCK Deputies Look For Suspect, Vehicle After Pedestrian Hit In Mink Shoals
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 2, 2012 9:31 AM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Kanawha County sheriff’s deputies are searching for information to determine who struck a pedestrian in Mink Shoals Friday morning.
Scott Thaxton of Big Chimney was walking along U.S. 119 north of Elk River Road in Mink Shoals about 1 a.m. when he was hit by a car traveling north, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office. Thaxton suffered minor injuries to his arm. Deputies said the car continued on without stopping.
Witnesses described the car as an older model “muscle car,” possibly a dark Chevrolet Chevelle with white racing stripes from the front end to the back. The car should have damage to the passenger side mirror.
It was unclear whether the victim was transported to the hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office. Callers can remain anonymous. Deputy C.R. Atha is the investigating officer.
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