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Man killed in hit-and-run crash identified

Investigators have identified the man killed Saturday night in a hit-and-run crash in Lexington.

The Fayette County coroner says the victim is 56-year-old Robert Sheilds, of Lexington.

Investigators say Sheilds was walking on Bryan Avenue, at Emerson Drive, around 7 p.m. Saturday, when he was hit.

Police have not found the driver. They're looking for a maroon pickup that had ladders in the bed of the truck.

The coroner's office says Sheilds died of blunt force trauma to the trunk and abdomen.


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