Police Charge Driver For Deadly Hit And Run Accident

Police file charges in a hit and run accident that left a man dead over the weekend.

Police located 35-year-old Kareem Covington of Lexington on Monday, charging him with leaving the scene of an accident.

Police say Covington hit and killed Marcus Miles as he walked along the New Circle Road overpass on Georgetown Road on Saturday night. He was walking alongside his girlfriend, who was riding on a motorized scooter. Police say Covington left the scene of the accident without giving any help to the victim.

Covington is scheduled to appear in court on October 22nd at 1:00.

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  • by D Location: Lexington on Oct 29, 2007 at 12:23 PM
    Man, it was sad to here this happened. I know Kareem and it looks like a good person made a horrible decision. Whether it be he had been drinking and got into the accident or if it was truly an innocent accident and he just got scared, he still made what might be his biggest mistake of his life. I feel for the family of the victim and I pray that Kareem will learn from this tragic mistake and have the strength to face whatever punishment he may receive. As for the idiots on here calling for the electric chair and stuff, please, this has nothing to do with race. It has to do with life and the choices we make.
  • by anonymous on Oct 22, 2007 at 09:44 AM
    I used to work with this guy and I can't believe this happened. It was wrong that he left the scene because an accident is an accident. Man up and take responsability first before the law makes you take responsability. Consequences are much greater then if you just deal with the accident at the scene.
  • by marie Location: lexington on Sep 25, 2007 at 12:06 PM
    I agree with t.c why are people being so dang on ignorant and turning it into a race issue. Just because he was black doesn't mean he is a gangsta or that he was banging his music loud or that he was riding with his seat all the way back. So to C and Fed_up gain some knowledge before you pass judgment on someone else cause based on your comments I would assume that the both of you were two uneducated people that were racist but that wouldn't be right to assume now would it.
  • by CJ Location: LEX on Sep 23, 2007 at 07:41 AM
  • by t.c Location: lexington,ky on Sep 21, 2007 at 10:11 AM
    first of all i know kareem and his family.and he doesnt drive with his seat back and music up loud.great to see the stereotypes ppl have to say about black ppl.it has nothing to do with race. beleive me both families are taking it hard right now. im not condoning what he did. but for you all to bring his race into this....is rediculous.and yes he should have stayed at there. im really upset to this happen to two good ppl.
  • by Heidi Location: Lexington on Sep 21, 2007 at 06:44 AM
    How are you making this about race when both the victim and the accused are black? I feel sorry for you. You must be very small minded.
  • by Heidi Location: Lexington on Sep 20, 2007 at 01:36 PM
    I don't think any of us (even you folks who know the family) is saying what he did was RIGHT, all we're saying is that we should wait for ALL of the facts before we pass judgement. Its very easy for you to say what YOU would do in this situation, because YOU aren't in it (and thank GOD for that, right?). I do not know Kareem or his family, but I am sure he is very upset about killing a man because of a tragic accident and I'm sure he is very upset at his choice to leave the scene. I'm not saying it is OK, I'm saying that in this country, we are very fortunate to have due process. Does anyone remember when Halle Berry was involved in a hit and run accident? Just because you make a horrible mistake doesn't make you a horrible person! Also, to "Karen in Nicholasville" who wrote that hitting someone with a car and brutally beating someone is the same... are you serious? Are you actually serious? Grab a dictionary and look up the word "intent." I hope you enjoy your perfect lives!
  • by Jay Location: Central Kentucky on Sep 20, 2007 at 11:48 AM
    The hit may have been accidental, but leaving the scene was not. Enough said, hook him up before Al Sharpton hears about it- then it will be the victim's fault.
  • by TJ Location: Winchester on Sep 20, 2007 at 10:57 AM
    I totally agree with Fred and to Dawnitra and CJ and all you other supporters would you be so supportive if it was your son or brother that he accidently hit and accidently left the scene to would you still support him or expected him to stay and take responsibility for his actions? Just because you know him or feel in your heart does not make it right or ok.. he committed a crime when he left the scene he should be punished.. plain and simple.
  • by fed_up Location: central, KY on Sep 20, 2007 at 10:40 AM
    Well DaaaawnnniTra, you stink. If this had been a white man that hit a black man, you would be ready to hang him.What kind of trash would hit someone and keep driving. If you hit someone hard enough to kill them you have to know. I agree with C, he probaly had his music to loud, and his seat laid all the way back tring to look over the steering wheel. You go Gangsta!!!!
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