Lexington police are investigating the second fatal hit-and-run in the city in as many days.
A man in his 50s died after being hit by a vehicle while crossing Bryan Avenue at Emerson Drive just after 7 p.m. Saturday, Lt. Chris Schnelle said. The driver did not remain at the scene.
The man, whose identity was not released, died at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.
Police said witnesses provided conflicting descriptions of the vehicle that hit the man.
Schnelle said one witness reported that a black SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Trailblazer, hit him; another person said it was a maroon pickup truck with ladders in the back.
Meanwhile, a pedestrian killed Friday night in a hit-and-run accident on Winburn Drive was identified Saturday as Lance Newby, 29, of Lexington.
According to the Fayette County Coroner's office, Newby died of blunt-force trauma. He was struck by a vehicle while crossing Winburn near Russell Cave Road about 7:22 p.m. An autopsy was planned for today in Frankfort.
The death is being investigated as accidental, according to the coroner's office.
"It's being looked at as a traffic accident. Currently there's no indication of wrong-doing other than the operator fleeing the scene," said Lt. J.J. Lombardi of the Lexington Police.
Newby was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:34 p.m., according to the coroner's release.
Funeral arrangements for Newby were pending early Saturday morning.
Police are looking for a Dodge Durango, green or another dark color, in connection with the incident, said Lombardi.