Driver Still at Large

By: Stuart Peck
By: Stuart Peck

Charles Landrum, owner of Landrum Wrecker Service, says it didn't look good for 39-year-old David Huff when he arrived on the scene at Mill Creek Road Sunday morning Sept. 3, 2006.

"We tried to pitch in and help, but there wasn't a whole lot we could do; he was such a large man and it was such a small car."

Huff, who was delivering newspapers at the time of the accident, didn't have time to react when a green Ford Taurus driven by and unknown driver came around a curve, hitting Huff head on.

After the accident that killed David Huff, witnesses told police the driver of the other car said he was going for help and then left the scene.

"One of the police officers told me he had managed to get out of the car. Someone there thought he was going to call for help; he took off started running across the field and left the scene."

Although the cause of the accident is under investigation, police later discovered the car driven by the unknown person was stolen.

"The Monroe County Sheriff's Department is currently working a case on a stolen vehicle out of Gamalia, Ky. They do have a couple suspects at this time, but haven't put anything together."

Landrum says by the time EMS crews and firefighters could get Huff out of the car, it was too late.

State Police Trooper Mike Dubree says police are looking for a man approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 230 pounds, with long black stringy hair. He was last seen wearing a Budweiser t-shirt.

If you have any information concerning Sunday hit and run incident, you are encouraged to call the State Police at 384- 4796.


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