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Harrodsburg Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

Multiple sources are reporting that investigators in Mercer County have arrested a man who they believe was the man responsible for a fatal hit and run accident that happened on Sunday that left a mother from Harrodsburg dead.

Details about the Fatal Hit and Run

The arrest citation indicates that 21-year-old Matthew Warner was arrested on Sunday and is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence.

According to authorities, Warner hit 38-year-old Heather Lawrence when she was walking along U.S. Route 127 early Sunday morning. He then abandoned the vehicle and had someone else report the vehicle as having been stolen.

The husband of the victim said that his wife had left their home after an argument. The mother leaves behind her husband and four children.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians that happen every year in the United States:

  • A total of 4,735 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States in 2013.
  • In the US, one pedestrian is killed about every 2 hours in motor vehicle accidents.
  • There were roughly 150,000 pedestrians who were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents in the United States in 2013.


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