Police say they believe a man found dead early Tuesday just off a highway in northern Pulaski County was hit by a passing vehicle as he walked on the road.
The man was identified as Ricky Alan Meredith, 45, who lived near where his body was found beside Ky. 452.
A road-paving crew saw Meredith's body near a stream near the road at 7:21 a.m., according to a release from the sheriff's office.
Meredith's girlfriend said he left their house on foot about midnight Sunday.
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She had not seen him since, but had not reported him missing before the road crew found him, according to a release.
Police said they think Meredith was walking west toward U.S. 27 when a vehicle traveling east hit him and left the scene.
Police did not have a description of the vehicle.
Anyone who saw Meredith walking late Sunday or early Monday, or who might have information about the crash, may call (606) 678-4655 or go to the sheriff's office tip page at www.pulaskisheriff.com. Callers can remain anonymous.