Police arrest suspected driver of deadly hit-and-run on Leestown Road

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A woman found in the middle of the road has died from her injuries following an apparent hit-and-run crash.

Photo: Lexington Police

A bystander found the victim on Leestown Road at Greendale Road just after 2:30 a.m. Friday. At the time police said she had life-threatening injuries.

Police arrested the suspected driver of the vehicle,27-year-old Elliott Moton, and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident. He was booked in the Fayette County Detention Center.

The Fayette County Coroner's Office identified the woman as 21-year-old Nina Okawachi. She died from multiple blunt force injuries.

Both inbound lanes of Leestown Road were closed for hours during the investigation.

If you have any information on the crash, you are asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at (859) 258-3663.



 
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