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Arrest made in deadly Morgan County hit & run

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MORGAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) -- Kentucky State Police announced Tuesday night an arrest for a hit-and-run that killed two people over the weekend, and they say Facebook helped find the suspect.

State police say they arrested Tony Kegley, Junior Tuesday night.

They say his vehicle hit and killed Tony Ross and Elizabeth Thornsberry Saturday night along Highway 1010 in Morgan County.

Police say they received an anonymous Facebook tip, which led them to Kegley.

"The tip had stated that Kegley, Jr was the one that was involved. More than likely was driving the vehicle and he had since taken his truck to this body shop and was attempting to get it fixed," said Master Trooper Joe Veeneman.

Police say they found Tony Kegley, Jr.'s truck at an olive hill body shop. They say there was damage consistent with items at the scene, as well as fibers that matched Ross and Thornsberry's clothing.

Kegley has been charged with manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident, and evidence tampering.

Meanwhile, funeral arrangements have been made for Tony Ross. Visitation will be held Friday, November 8th, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead. Funeral services will follow directly after the visitation. Burial will follow in Goddard Cemetery.


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