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Newly released surveillance video shows suspects in deadly North Limestone hit-and-run

Do you recognize these suspects in a Lexington hit-and-run?

Lexington police released surveillance video of a driver and a passenger allegedly involved in a fatal hit-and-run in October. In the North Limestone crash, a Kia Spectra struck and killed a 47-year-old man.
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Lexington police released surveillance video of a driver and a passenger allegedly involved in a fatal hit-and-run in October. In the North Limestone crash, a Kia Spectra struck and killed a 47-year-old man.

Lexington police released surveillance video Thursday to help identify suspects in a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred in October.

John V. Oliver, 47, died at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital after being hit Oct. 20 while standing next to his bicycle at North Limestone and Templeman Alley.

Surveillance video obtained by investigators shows the suspects were driving a silver/gray 2004-2009 Kia Spectra, police said. After striking Oliver at about 2 a.m., the vehicle pulled onto Academy Alley a couple blocks up, according to police.

The man and woman got out of the vehicle and walked back to the scene of the crash, police said. As an officer pulled up to the scene, the two turned and walked away, according to Sgt. Randall Combs.

The officer immediately helped the victim and the two suspects left before talking to police, Combs said.

The man and woman in the video were thin; the woman’s hair was in dreadlocks, according to police.

Police are hoping the public will be able to identify the driver and passenger based on their appearances and mannerisms.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lexington police collision reconstruction unit at (859) 258-3663 or Crimestoppers at (859) 253-2020 www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com to provide information.

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