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Harrodsburg mother killed in hit-and-run crash; man arrested

Harrodsburg mother killed in hit-and-run crash; man arrested

Bill Stephens

April 4th, 2016

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HARRODSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Investigators in Mercer County have arrested a man who they say was responsible for a hit-and-run accident that left a Harrodsburg mother dead.

Citing an arrest citation, WLEX-TV (http://bit.ly/1Swiikr) reports that 21-year-old Matthew Warner was arrested Sunday evening and is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence.

Authorities say Warner struck 38-year-old Heather Lawrence as she was walking along U.S. Route 127 early Sunday, abandoned the truck and had someone else report it as stolen. It is unclear whether he has an attorney.

The victim’s husband, Carl Lawrence, tells WKYT-TV (http://bit.ly/1Rznzv7 ) that his wife had left their home after an argument. He says he and his wife had four children, ranging in age from two to 18.

 

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