Injured Casey County man pried from car; driver flees scene

Liberty, Ky. - Kentucky State Police are investigating an injury accident where the driver of the car fled his vehicle following the crash leaving a passenger trapped inside.

The wreck happened Saturday afternoon 12 miles east of Liberty on Kentucky 837. The KSP reports 41-year-old Troy Carman lost control of his vehicle, struck a tree and went over an embankment. Carman then fled the scene, leaving his passenger, 39-year old Ronald Rowe, trapped inside. Police say Rowe had to be pried from the vehicle and transported to the Casey County Hospital. No word on his condition.

Authorities say neither of the two was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Trooper Jeremy Johnson is investigating the incident.

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